Date: 12th October 2015 at 12:52pm
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Following Nico Rosberg’s retirement from the Russian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has the 2015 Formula One World Championship in his sights.

The British driver won his 42nd Grand Prix on Sunday, bypassing his idol Ayrton Senna and equalling Sebastian Vettel’s tally.

It took Hamilton to 302 points, 66 points clear of Ferrari’s Vettel and 73 points clear of team-mate Rosberg.

Hamilton has also won 9 races, with Vettel and Rosberg with 3 victories each.

With four races and 100 points still available, all three drivers still mathematically have a chance, but that could all change in Austin, Texas for the United States Grand Prix.

As Hamilton will hold the most victories this season, any points tie will see the title go in the Brit’s favour.

That means Hamilton just needs to outscore Vettel by 9 points and Rosberg by 2.

If Hamilton could secure his tenth victory of the season that would mean that Rosberg’s title hopes would be over for another season.

If Vettel is unable to finish second behind Hamilton, then Hamilton would secure this third world championship.

‘I’ve never felt it’s ever been done and dusted. There are still a lot of points available. Hamilton told the BBC.

‘I’m going to take my time and, at the next race, work as hard as ever.’

‘The goal is to win a third title, Until I achieve that there is no other goal. I feel incredibly fortunate to have this car.

‘I love going to Austin and the track has been amazing for me since the first race. I am looking forward to it, it is a track you can race on and get close to people.’

If Hamilton does win his third Formula One World Championship he will only be the tenth man to do so and second Brit to achieve three titles.