(CNN)Lewis Hamilton sits on the brink of a fifth Formula One world title, a milestone previously reached by only two other drivers in the sport’s history. With no other driver on the grid seemingly able to match the Brit’s relentless excellence — teammate Valtteri Bottas recently told CNN’s The Circuit that Hamilton is the “perfect reference in F1” — or any other manufacturer able to match Mercedes’ reliability, people are beginning to ask: How many? Follow @cnnsport Can Hamilton surpass the five titles won by Juan Manuel Fangio, the legendary Argentine who tore up the track in the 1950s? Can he match Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven world championships, a total that, until recently, seemed untouchable? READ: Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes turn 2018 F1 season into victory procession Read More READ: Lewis Hamilton wants ‘more respect’ shown to Sebastian Vettel It’s a question that would have been scoffed at less than two years ago but, with Hamilton on the cusp of winning his fourth title in five seasons, is now arguably looking more likely to happen than not. “With the trajectory he is on, I don’t see why he wouldn’t stay and beat that target because not many people… Read full this story
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