Lewis Hamilton wants to round up his fifth world title win with a finish on the podium in the Mexican Grand Prix despite needing only a seventh-place finish.
Hamilton is 70 points ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with only 75 available in the last three races.
Hamilton said: “It’s an added bonus to an already great year when you do win the race to get the title. My goal is to try to win the race this weekend.”
Last year, Hamilton finished ninth to clinch the title in Mexico.
But Hamilton said he wanted to bounce back from a “difficult” race in the US last weekend when he finished third although starting on pole position.
“You are in a different place each time you get an opportunity to win it. Each is special in its own way. Just winning the title has always been the goal.
“The first one felt incredibly hard [to win] but from then on it’s got harder and harder.
“I would say this one has been one of my most enjoyable years with the things I’ve been faced with so if I were to win the title it would be one I would probably be most proud of and be able to appreciate most – just being older and that’s what happens when you get older I guess.”
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