Mexican GP: How Lewis Hamilton can win the world championship
The task ahead for Hamilton in Mexico City to secure his fourth world title with two rounds to spare in 2017
By James Galloway
Last Updated: 29/10/17 8:43pm
Lewis Hamilton can claim his fourth world championship at Sunday's Mexican GP in Mexico City - and here's how.
Victory at the United States GP extended Hamilton's advantage over Sebastian Vettel to 66 points, but the German's second-place finish meant the title race was extended for a further week.
Valtteri Bottas is now mathematically out of contention while Vettel will need to outscore Hamilton by 17 points to take the title battle to Brazil.
Here's the maths for how the title can be decided on Sunday...
How Lewis Hamilton can win the Drivers' Championship
Hamilton needs to finish within 16 points of Vettel in Mexico City to take the 2017 title with two races to spare.
- Hamilton is world champion if he finishes fifth or higher
- If Vettel finishes second, Hamilton is world champion if he finishes ninth or higher
- If Vettel is third or lower, Hamilton will be world champion
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