Lewis Hamilton has the chance to make history this weekend at the United States Grand Prix by becoming a five-time Formula One world champion.
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team driver, who is currently also the defending world champion and sits at the top of the drivers’ standings, will become the second most successful driver in the history of F1, providing he out-scores Sebastian Vettel by eight points at the Circuit of the Americas.
A fifth world title for the 33 year old will mean he would draw level with Formula One legend Juan Manuel Fangio; who dominated the sport in the 1950s. Only former Silver Arrows and Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher, who won seven titles between 1994 and 2004 would then have more championships to his name.
The Texas based track is certainly one that Lewis enjoys too, and statistically at least, the omens look good ahead of the weekend. Lewis has won five out the last six US Grand Prix, and Silver Arrows machinery has locked out the P1 slot in qualifying for the last four visits to the Circuit of the Americas in succession. Add into the mix that the scheduled weather in Austin is set to be wet, and that too plays into Lewis's hands, for he has excelled whenever there has been a downpour this season.