Lewis Hamilton: How I will handle becoming Formula One champion for the fourth time

The Mercedes driver is on the verge of making history at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Should he finish fifth or better tomorrow, he will overtake Sir Jackie Stewart to become Britain’s most successful Formula One driver.

With three races left, Hamilton is 66 points clear of nearest rival Sebastian Vettel.

Should Hamilton secure his fourth title, he would surpass his idol Ayrton Senna too.

And when asked how he would handle being a four-time champion, Hamilton said: “It’s actually been more enjoyable this year being in the position I am.

“I’m a lot more comfortable in my own skin, so that’s really helped.

“The thought of being a four-time champion is not overwhelming — I can embrace it.

“I don’t have to build any expectations as long as it is done over the next three races.”

Hamilton was second-quickest during first practice in Mexico behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Mercedes clinched the constructors championship last weekend at the United States Grand Prix.

After Mexico, the roadshow continues in Brazil before the season draws to a close in Abu Dhabi on November 26.