[pretoria] - Hamilton heading for Mexican coronation

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The Mercedes driver will want to do it with rather more determination and style this time, however, even if he is still publicly taking nothing for granted and warning against complacency.

Last time, the Briton - now 70 points clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with three rounds remaining - finished ninth and was lapped in a high-altitude race won by Red Bull’s young Dutchman Max Verstappen.

If Verstappen were to repeat the feat, and that cannot be ruled out, Hamilton would be champion anyway.

That is because Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel can only take the title by winning all of the remaining races and hoping his British rival fails to score the five points needed to put the championship to bed. Seventh on Sunday would do the trick for Hamilton but the 33-year-old, who admitted to thinking strategically in the previous race in Texas when trying to pass Verstappen for second, is going for the win....

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