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Hamilton is close to the title.

Lewis Hamilton has banned his Mercedes team from doing one thing

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have banned talk of their respective Drivers' and Constructors' Championship titles, according to the Sun.

Hamilton and his team are remaining tight-lipped on talks of winning both titles this season, with the closing weeks nearly upon us.

In a fortnight, Hamilton can win the Drivers' Championship at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, October 22nd.

Meanwhile, Mercedes can claim their own Constructors' Championship title, should Brit Hamilton and Fin Valtteri Bottas finish in the top four at the United States event.

Hamilton has a 59-point lead going into the final few races of the 2017 campaign.

However, Mercedes officials are concerned about a potential Ferrari fightback.

Subsequently, Hamilton has dismissed talk of another Drivers' Championship triumph, and is not yet thinking off popping the champagne as overall champion.

Hamilton said: "There's not really any need for me to change the approach. The points are still what you go out there to achieve, but also you try and look after your car.

"I just don't think there's any need to make any changes. I'm not really particularly taking crazy risks in order to be in the position I'm in.


"We're just going to try and continue to do what we're doing. Of course, we want to try and look after the car and the engine.

"But I'm already doing that throughout the races so there's not really much more I can do.

"And if sometimes you come off the gas a little bit you actually cause yourself more trouble than you need.

"There's still a long way to go. One hundred points is a lot of points. Anything can happen in life."


While Mercedes and Ferrari have battled it out for titles consistently, Hamilton believes that Red Bull Racing can challenge sooner rather than later.

Hamilton said: "Red Bull have made a big step, and it's good to see that all three teams are really fighting for wins there.

"To date, it has swung in our direction but going forward I think this is the new reality. Three teams that can play for race wins and championships."

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