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Triple F1 world championship – Hamilton’s US Grand Prix dream

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Triple F1 world championship - Hamilton's US Grand Prix dream

Triple F1 world championship – Hamilton’s US Grand Prix dream

Lewis Hamilton won F1 Russian Grand Prix in last race weekend and tightened the title, his ninth victory of the season.

The possibility is that it will happen in the United States – If the Hamilton scores two points more than Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg, and nine more than Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, at the Circuit of the Americas, the Briton will become a triple world champion, game over with three races to spare.

No British driver has ever won two F1 titles in a row, Lewis would join Jackie Stewart, as Britain’s only three times champions but it is another great — Brazil’s late triple title winner Ayrton Senna — that he most wants to match.

“I didn’t grow up watching Jackie, when I was a kid, I wanted to see Ayrton,” Hamilton, who until recently raced with a similar yellow helmet to Senna’s, told British reporters after victory in Russia 10 days ago put the title within reach.

“I don’t have that connection with Jackie as I did with Ayrton. It has nothing to do with nationality, just that’s the guy who caught my eye as a kid and that’s the guy I aspired to be,” he said.

“I haven’t aspired to be like any of the other drivers.”

“If I can come away with a third (winner’s) Stetson hat that would be unbelievable,” he added.

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