How Lewis Hamilton can win hundreds of Mercedes employees an incredible £9million bonus in Brazil Grand Prix this weekend

LEWIS HAMILTON is poised to cost his Mercedes bosses another £9million in bonus payments.

The F1 world champion secured the drivers' title last out in Mexico City and has now set his sights on landing the constructors' championship.

 Lewis Hamilton is hoping to scoop his Mercedes team a £9m jackpot

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Lewis Hamilton is hoping to scoop his Mercedes team a £9m jackpot

Lewis Hamilton celebrates being crowned Formula One world champion for fifth time after fourth place finish in Mexico

Mercedes currently have a 55-point advantage over Ferrari and need to leave this weekend's Brazilian GP with a 43-point margin over the Italian team to retain the title.

If Hamilton and his teammate Valtteri Bottas do secure the title, it will earn Merc's 900 employees at their Brackley HQ a £10,000 bonus each.

Hamilton, who boosted his own salary to around £33million with his own £3million bonus, said: "I really want to win this constructors' title for the team. It really means the world to the team.

"My sole goal now is to try and win these next two races and give them that."

 Hamilton secured the F1 drivers' title last out in Mexico City

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Hamilton secured the F1 drivers' title last out in Mexico City
 Lewis Hamilton has now set his sights on landing the constructors' championship in Brazil

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Lewis Hamilton has now set his sights on landing the constructors' championship in Brazil

Meanwhile, Williams have confirmed that Head of Performance Engineering, Rob Smedley, will leave the team at the end of the season.

Smedley, who was previously worked at Ferrari, says he is taking some time off from Formula One.

He said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Williams. After 20 years in Formula One, however, I feel it's the right time to reflect on things and evaluate what the next move is.

"I'm thoroughly looking forward to spending more time with my family before deciding on future opportunities."

Five time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton gives touching statement to fans and supporters for his victory in Mexico

LEWIS HAMILTON is poised to cost his Mercedes bosses another £9million in bonus payments.