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 at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

The Asian leg of the 2017 season will likely decide the outcome of the championship.

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.

Valtteri Bottas drives in the wet during practice for the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Neither Lewis Hamilton nor Valtteri Bottas could agree on how best to improve the car in Malaysia.

Sebastian Vettel sits in the drivers press conference at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Both Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton insist it’s business as usual in Malaysia despite the title permutations.

Nico Rosberg on track at the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix.

A win for Lewis Hamilton in Malaysia could have him put one hand on the drivers championship trophy.