LEWIS HAMILTON is on the point of profitable a joint-record seventh F1 World Championship this weekend.
The 35-year-old can tie legendary racer Michael Schumacher’s tally with a win on the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday.
Solely Valtteri Bottas can catch Hamilton on this 12 months’s championship race.
Hamilton can solely be caught by his Mercedes team-mate Bottas Credit score: AFP
However on Sunday, there are a number of methods by which Hamilton can safe himself a candy victory over his Mercedes team-mate.
Hamilton already leads Bottas by 85 factors so if he outscores his Finnish rival this weekend, the race to title supremacy is completed.
Even when Bottas manages to outscore his Brit rival, then there are nonetheless a number of methods by which Hamilton can get the job carried out.
Hamilton can end as little as tenth on Sunday in TurkeyCredit score: 2020 Getty Photographs
Hamilton is seeking to win his seventh F1 World ChampionshipCredit score: Splash Information
If Bottas wins the Turkish Grand Prix and will get the quickest lap, the title race will proceed on to the Bahrain GP.
However Hamilton will win all of it on Sunday if he comes second and Bottas fails to nab the quickest lap.
Ought to Bottas end second and procure the quickest lap, Hamilton solely wants to complete fourth.
Hamilton can even end fifth if Bottas leads to third place with the quickest lap.
If Bottas ends the day in fourth place, Hamilton can end in seventh or eighth WITH the quickest lap.
Hamilton can even afford to slide to eighth, as long as Bottas ends his day in fifth place.
Bottas ending sixth with the quickest lap would enable Hamilton to complete ninth.
And a lowly sixth place end for Bottas would see Hamilton safe his seventh title so long as he finishes in tenth place or greater.
That very same sample continues all the way in which all the way down to a seventh or decrease end for Bottas, which might see Hamilton clinch the title wherever he finally ends up.
Hamilton spoke in regards to the potential achievement and famous that matching Schumacher could be one thing to be ‘extremely proud’ of.
“Matching an icon like Michael; I might be extremely pleased with that,” Hamilton mentioned.
“However it’s extra the message it sends to not simply youngsters, however principally youngsters, that it’s important to dream larger than you suppose you possibly can dream and do not let anybody let you know you possibly can’t go for that.”