Lewis Hamilton now stands on the verge of winning a fifth Formula One world championship title - and can potentially do it at another of his favourite race tracks. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team celebrated another 1-2 finish in the Japanese Grand Prix, as Lewis took the chequered flag ahead of his Silver Arrows teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Lewis's 71st victory in Formula One and Sebastian Vettel's sixth-place finish means the British racing driver can now wrap up the title in two weeks' time at the US GP in Austin, Texas. Incredibly, Lewis has won five of the six Formula One races that have ever been held at the Circuit of the Americas. That said, he is reluctant to get too ahead of himself about quailing Juan Manuel Fangio's five titles, while Michael Schumacher's total of seven would also be a realistic goal.