Hamilton targetting Mercedes double

05-11-2018 11:27
by Bobby Vincent
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Hamilton targetting Mercedes double

Mercedes driver and five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is targetting a fifth consecutive world championship with Mercedes this weekend.

The F1 season draws towards an end, with the penultimate race in Brazil this weekend, Mercedes can become only the second team to win five constructors' championships in a row, with Ferrari winning an incredible six in a row between 1999 and 2004.

Hamilton spoke about how much it would mean to the Silver Arrows if they could do it this weekend in Brazil.

"I really want to win this constructors' title for the team," the Mercedes driver told Sky Sports F1. "It really means the world to the team. My sole goal now is to try and win these next two races and give them that."

Mercedes are currently 55 points adrift of their nearest competitors Ferrari, and the Silver Arrows need to be 43 points ahead of Scuderia by the end of Sunday's race to clinch the title.

Ferrari therefore need to outscore Mercedes by 13 points to bring it down to the final Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi on November 25.

The Italians have managed to outscore their rivals in the last couple of grands prix to keep their title credentials slightly alive.

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