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Lewis Hamilton out to seal fourth title ‘standing on top step of Mexico podium’

• Fifth or higher would make him most successful British F1 driver
• Mercedes man’s mindset means he has no desire to see someone else win race

Lewis Hamilton has said he intends to try to seal his fourth Formula One world championship with victory at the Mexican Grand Prix this weekend. The British driver, who won at the last round in Austin, can secure the title if he finishes fifth or higher on Sunday, regardless of where his Ferrari rival, Sebastian Vettel, ends the race. Having the advantage has not diminished Hamilton’s eagerness to continue the run of success he has enjoyed, with six wins from the past eight races.

Should Hamilton take the title he will become the most successful British driver, with one more championship than Sir Jackie Stewart. His fourth equals Alain Prost and Vettel, with only Juan Manuel Fangio on five and Michael Schumacher on seven in front of him, but Hamilton remains focused on the task in hand.

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