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Hamilton edges closer to fourth world title after US win

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The Mercedes driver produced yet another dominant display as he passed rival Sebastian Vettel to record a victory in the United States Grand Prix on Sunday.

By SportBrief Reporter

Lewis Hamilton saw off competition from title rival Sebastian Vettel to record another impressive win at the United States Grand Prix which all but cemented his bid for a fourth world title.

After the win in the United States, the British driver almost certainly has the title in the bag and will now have to wait at least one more race to win the accolade.

The Mercedes driver is 66 points clear of Vettel, who finished second, with 75 available in the remaining three races.

It means Hamilton is almost certain to win the title in Mexico next weekend.

To stop Hamilton claiming the gong, Vettel has to make up 17 points on Hamilton in Mexico City, a result which will take the fight to the next race in Brazil.

That is the equivalent of the German winning the race with Hamilton finishing sixth or lower.

However, given Hamilton’s rich run of form of five wins and a second place in the last six races, that seems very unlikely, unless the Mercedes has a technical failure, which the Briton’s car has not had all season in a race.

Hamilton’s drivers’ title will make a fourth consecutive championship double for Mercedes, who clinched the constructors’ title on Sunday in Austin.

 

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