Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton can win his record-equalling seventh drivers’ title this weekend at the Turkish Grand Prix. To do so, he needs to leave Istanbul with a greater than 78-point advantage over team mate Valtteri Bottas in the drivers’ standings. We’ve crunched the numbers to bring you all the permutations ahead of this weekend’s action.

    Hamilton already heads Bottas – now the only driver who can mathematically stop Hamilton claiming the title – by 85 points, meaning that if Hamilton outscores Bottas this weekend, it’s all over.

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    However, if Bottas does manage to outscore Hamilton, here are the permutations for Hamilton still claiming a Michael Schumacher-equalling title #7 in Istanbul this weekend.

    How Hamilton can win the title

    1st + fastest lap Title fight continues to Bahrain
    1st 2nd
    2nd + fastest lap 4th
    2nd 5th + fastest lap OR 4th
    3rd + fastest lap 5th
    3rd 6th
    4th + fastest lap 7th
    4th 8th + fastest lap OR 7th
    5th + fastest lap 8th
    5th 9th + fastest lap OR 8th
    6th + fastest lap 9th
    6th 10th
    7th or lower Hamilton wins title