Lewis Hamilton continued his late revival in the fight for the 2016 Formula 1 drivers’ championship by scoring his 10th pole position of the year in qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix on Saturday.
Hamilton has entered a zen-like state in recent weeks, seemingly liberated by the fact the championship is mathematically out of his hands.
Even if he wins the final three races of the year, Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg can still clinch a maiden F1 crown with two seconds and a third.
So for Hamilton, it’s really been a case of doing his talking on-track and giving it everything he can. It’s what he did effectively in Austin last weekend, with pole and the race win; he’s halfway towards a repeat in Mexico.
Should trouble strike for Hamilton, though, Rosberg can clinch his maiden F1 crown on Sunday by winning the race, relying his teammate does not finish higher than 10th.
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Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Townsend Bell on the ground in Mexico City providing updates and interviews throughout the race.