The Briton, chasing a third drivers’ championship in his fifth season with Mercedes, now has a 66-point lead over nearest rival Sebastian Vettel.

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Hamilton - the 2008, 2014 and 2015 champion – can move level on four titles with Vettel and Alain Prost this weekend, which would leave just Michael Schumacher (seven) and Juan Manuel Fangio (five) ahead of the 32-year-old.
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Here’s how Hamilton can confirm the title in Mexico City on Sunday…
  • Hamilton will be crowned world champion if he finishes fifth or higher
  • If Vettel finishes second, Hamilton becomes world champion if he comes ninth or higher
  • If Vettel comes third or lower, Hamilton will be world champion even if he picks up zero points
Essentially, Hamilton must finish within 16 points of Vettel to secure the 2017 drivers’ championship.
Hamilton and team-mate Valterri Bottas steered Mercedes to a fourth consecutive constructors' championship at the US GP last Sunday.
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