"And only you can do it".
Hamilton is the only driver to have won at least one race in every season he has competed.
Clark, world champion in 1963 and 1965, won 25 races during his career.
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff added: "We have locked out the second row and, to be honest, I'm reasonably satisfied with that".
The win was Verstappen's second of the season, after Malaysia, and third of his career, and comes in a year that has seen him hit by retirements and mechanical failures.
On and off the track, he was fast, somewhat mercurial and occasionally tempestuous and this combination led to a fierce rivalry with team-mate and two-time champion Fernando Alonso, who left McLaren at the end of the year.
40 - Hamilton has won 40 races with Mercedes since he joined them in 2013. "Beyond my time there will be kids that read my name", Hamilton said.
Lewis Hamilton sealed the 2017 world championship title with a recovery drive to ninth at the Mexican Grand Prix after an early clash with title rival Sebastian Vettel helped Max Verstappen win the Mexican Grand Prix.
Vettel made it an adventure for everyone.
Both drivers pitted, with Vettel taking a new front wing and swapping ultrasofts for softs and Hamilton following the same tyre strategy.
Police said Maxwell was held in custody pending an initial appearance.
For Stewart, the best is still to come from Hamilton.
"I don't know why Sebastian drove so aggressively to destroy his race".
"Honestly it doesn't feel real man. This isn't the race I want".
"It's not that important what we have done today, it's more important what Lewis has done", Vettel said. "Still I rise. I kept going and I kept coming back".
"It was a horrible way to do it to be honest, but what could I do?", the Mercedes driver told Sky Sports television.
Posting a message of congratulations to Hamilton and Mercedes - which claimed its fourth successive constructors' title last weekend in Austin - on social media, Rosberg said: "To Lewis, congrats". I'm a small link in the chain. Hamilton seemed momentarily overwhelmed, placing his helmet in his hands.
Anthony is aware that his son's extravagant lifestyle and often blunt speaking have... It is all about discovery.
"It's a question sometimes of adjustment", he said.
Hamilton had made good progress.
Ferrari hasn't won a driver's championship since Kimi Raikkonen in 2007.
44 - The number on Hamilton's car, which he has used since his junior career.
He chased down this championship over the second half of the season after Vettel won two of the first three races.
62 - The number of wins Hamilton has racked up so far, more than any driver apart from Michael Schumacher (91).
Hamilton would embrace another faceoff with Ferrari.