Lewis Hamilton could conquer the sixth world of Formula 1 already on the occasion of the appointment of the Circus in Mexico City. In fact, it would be enough to get 14 points more than team-mate Valtteri Bottas for the Stevenage champion to graduate mathematically champion of the maximum car formula for the sixth time in his career.
Hamilton, the numbers to become champion
Hamilton will attempt the 'big shot' at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack without the support of his historic track engineer Pete Bonnington, which accompanies him to the wall since his arrival in Mercedes, and which has seen him win four world titles. "Bono", as the five times world champion often calls it in radio communications, is not present in Mexico City, and will not join the rest of the team even in the United States. The stop of two races will be necessary for the engineer to undergo some medical treatments. Bonnington will be replaced by Marcus Dudley, Performance Engineer of the English champion, with Dom Riefstahl, head of the support team at the factory, in place of the latter.