Hurley’s Media Formula One aficionado Mark Lee makes his return to Let’s Talk Sports.
Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka in a Mercedes one-two on Sunday (7 October) to take a 67-point lead in the Formula One championship and stand on the brink of a fifth title.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, the Briton’s closest rival, finished only sixth after an early collision with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen left the German fighting back from 19th place in a damaged car.
Finland’s Valtteri Bottas secured the Mercedes one-two with second place while Verstappen finished third despite collecting a five-second penalty.
If Hamilton wins the next race, the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin and one of his favourite tracks, the 33-year-old will be champion with three races to spare in case Vettel finishes lower than second.
“We’ve gone from strength to strength as a team this year. Austin is generally a good track for us and I can’t wait to unleash this beast there,” said Hamilton after leading every lap from pole position.