In two of Lewis Hamilton's three title-winning years, his main source of competition has come from within Mercedes. But this year is a different story, and far more reminiscent of 2008...
Lewis Hamilton hasn't won the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, and he might yet lose it to Sebastian Vettel. Should Hamilton succeed, it will be the greatest of what will then be four title victories. And if he doesn't, either he'll have thrown it away or suffered some remarkable misfortune.
To claim this could become his best title win is not to say the others were in some way unworthy. But it reflects a confluence of conditions and performances, some within Hamilton's power to influence and others entirely outside of that.
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