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This is what Lewis Hamilton needs to do in Austin to win sixth F1 world title

This is what Lewis Hamilton needs to do in Austin to win sixth F1 world title

27-10-2019 21:37
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Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix but he failed to outscore Valtteri Bottas by 14 points meaning the championship battle will roll on to the United States Grand Prix weekend. Bottas' podium finish was just enough to delay the celebrations. 

Formula 1 will have fast turn around with just a seven-day wait until the lights go out again. For Bottas to keep his slim hopes alive, the Finnish driver needs to win the United States Grand Prix. 

If Bottas wins the race and picks up the fastest bonus point, Hamilton will need to finish in 8th or above to be crowned F1 world champion in 2019. A 9th place finish or below means that the title battle will roll on into the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend. 

Even if Bottas comes 2nd or 3rd, Hamilton will be crowned champion. This counts even if the British driver fails to score a point. 

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