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Lewis Hamilton closes in on fourth title

PENSIVE: Lewis Hamilton is getting closer to his dream

WITH ONLY four races left Lewis Hamilton put himself firmly in the driving seat to add another word championship title to the three he’s already won by taking first place in the Japanese Grand Prix last weekend.

Extending his lead over second place Sebastian Vettel by 59 points, Hamilton, 31, produced yet another historical display on the 5.807 km- Suzuka circuit turning a pole position start in a first place finish.

It was his 115th time on the podium in 204 Grand Prix and clearly relieved at having secured maximum points the former McLaren driver said he was glad to register the win following what he thought was a dodgy start. He said:

“The start was OK. It didn’t feel initially the greatest but I think the initial getaway was not spectacular, there was a bit of wheel spin but then from then on, had a good start but I guess everyone around me, or at least Sebastian, had the same kind of thing.”

Grateful for where he ended the race Hamilton said:

“I think it’s kind of unbelievable really, to think that we are where we are. I was excited actually to have a good race with Sebastian here, as I was in the last race – but he’s obviously been incredibly unfortunate.”

He added:

“Anything can happen in life. I’ve just got to try and keep my head down and hopefully continue to perform like this – but I feel very, very fortunate and really blessed and enjoying the experience.”

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