Lewis Hamilton aiming to bow out in style


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Britain’s Lewis Hamilton insists he will not rest on his laurels as he prepares to compete at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend.

The Mercedes star has already wrapped up the Drivers’ Championship title and he has now won five to enter his name in the record books.

Hamilton has won nine races so far this season and he can take that tally up to 11 if he wins the final events in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

The former McLaren star could be forgiven for easing off, but Mercedes are still looking to win the Constructors’ Championship ahead of rivals Ferrari.

The Scuderia have closed the gap in the last few weeks and just 55 points separate the two teams heading into the race in Brazil on Sunday.

When asked about his ambitions, Hamilton told Sky Sports F1: “The pressure is still the same and I don’t feel any different. I want to win.

“We still have a job to do. This [the Constructors’ Championship] is the most important thing.

“When we speak to the team at the start of the year, this is the number one priority. There are over a thousand people who work at the Mercedes factory and this is the title which means the most to them.”

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel remains the favourite for the race at Interlagos and he is 2.50 to win. Hamilton is 2.88, while team-mate Valtteri Bottas is available at odds of 6.50.

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