Lewis Hamilton takes the chequered flag at the 2017 united States Grand Prix.

Mercedes has beaten Ferrari to the 2017 constructors championship at the United States Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton on track at the 2017 United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel share the front row of the grid for the United States Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel climbs out of his car at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel’s title dreams are over after a horror six weeks of competition for Ferrari.

Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo celebrate on the podium with Mercedes strategist James Vowels on the podium of the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton could claim the title in Austin after Vettel retired with engine problems in Japan.

Lewis Hamilton cruises at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton looks set to dominate the Japanese Grand Prix after blitzing qualifying at Suzuka.

Sebastian Vettel takes to the wet track during FP2 at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

Vettel beat the rain on Friday to start his Japanese Grand Prix weekend ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

Sebastian Vettel on track at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel salvaged fourth place from last on the grid in Malaysia while Hamilton finished second.

Max Verstappen celebrates on the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix podium.

Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to victory in Sepang while Sebastian Vettel recovered from last to fourth.

Valtteri Bottas talks to an engineer at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas is developing a bad habit of qualifying more than half a second behind Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton on track at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.

A suspected turbo problem has further dented Vettel’s title chances at the Malaysian Grand Prix.