Hamilton homes in on F1 title after supreme America win
Lewis Hamilton moved one step nearer to the 2017 World Championship with a convincing victory in the USA Grand Prix.
The Mercedes ace topped all three practice sessions, bagged pole position and then cruised to his ninth win of the year during a dominant weekend in Austin, Texas.
Title rival Sebastian Vettel limited the damage by finishing second.
But Hamilton now holds a 66-point lead over the Ferrari driver, with just three races and 75 points left to play for.
Barring a disastrous run of fortune, 32-year-old Hamilton will win his fourth world championship this season.
And he could do so this weekend in Mexico.
A top-five finish is all the Stevenage-born star needs. The title will also be his if Vettel fails to finish in the top two.
Having won five of the last six races – finishing second in the other – Hamilton is very much the form man.
Our traders make him 8/11 to win a 10th race of the campaign this Sunday in Mexico City.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Mexico Grand Prix winner
Lewis Hamilton – 8/11
Sebastian Vettel – 5/2
Max Verstappen – 6/1
Valtteri Bottas – 10/1
Daniel Ricciardo – 12/1
Kimi Raikkonen – 12/1
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