How can Lewis Hamilton win the world drivers’ title at the US Grand Prix?

BRTISH ace Lew is Hamilton is on the brink of a glorious fifth world drivers' championship following victory in the Japanese Grand Prix.

His main rival, Sebastian Vettel, could only finish sixth after colliding with Max Verstappen when trying a move for third place .

 Lewis Hamilton won the race at Suzuka to extend his lead at the top of the drivers championship to 67 points

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Lewis Hamilton won the race at Suzuka to extend his lead at the top of the drivers championship to 67 points

The result meant that Ferrari's Vettel is a whopping 67 points behind Mercedes' Hamilton.

Now the Forumla One circus heads for Austin, Texas for what promises to be one of the best races of the year.

 Sebastian Vettel has it all to do in Japan to make up ground on Lewis Hamilton

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Sebastian Vettel has it all to do in Japan to make up ground on Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton will clinch the title if he wins the race and Vettel is lower than second – or if Hamilton scores eight more points than him.

 High fives - Hamilton is on the brink of winning his fifth world championship

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High fives – Hamilton is on the brink of winning his fifth world championship

The drivers will line up on the grid in Austin, Texas on Sunday, October 21.

Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel react to Hamilton’s Japan GP win

Michael Schumacher heads the list with seven title triumphs. Juan Manuel Fangio recorded five championship wins.

Hamilton, Vetel and Alain Prost have four each.

BRTISH ace Lew is Hamilton is on the brink of a glorious fifth world drivers' championship following victory in the Japanese Grand Prix.