Lewis Hamilton remains wary of the threat Ferrari will pose through the final six races of the 2017 Formula 1 season as he goes in search of a fourth drivers' title.

Hamilton took his seventh win of the season for Mercedes in Singapore last weekend, moving into a 28-point lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the top of the drivers' championship in the process.

With Mercedes and Ferrari evenly-matched for most of the season so far, the momentum is expected to swing through the closing races depending on which car is better suited to each circuit.

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While Hamilton has faith in Mercedes' strength at tracks such as Sepang and COTA, the Briton is confident Ferrari will remain a potent threat until the very end of the season.

“We have Malaysia, where we should be OK. Japan could be close, Red Bull is very, very strong at that circuit," Hamilton said.

"Austin will be fine and then Mexico, I don’t know. I think Brazil will be a place where these guys are particularly strong. Ferrari will be very strong.

"Honestly, I think it’s going to be very close in the next races. It’s hard to predict. When you go to Mexico for example and you put your maximum downforce on, because it’s so high and you want to reduce drag, then maybe the cars with more downforce on will just have the edge.

"But we will find out by the time we get there."

Should Hamilton win the next race in Malaysia and Vettel not finish second, he would be able to clinch a fourth world title by finishing second in all of the following five rounds.


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History says the Hamilton is going to have a DNF before seasons end so if he wants to put his hands on no 4 he's going to have to win a couple more races at a minimum. Now would be a good time to bet Vettel. The books have officially lost some confidence in him and put it all in Hamilton. It's probably a combination of the "more than 1 race lead" and the track record at the remaining circuits. I wouldn't even consider counting Vettel out . That Ferrari has been fantastic this year. ONe could argue that the Ferrari is an even better all around Machine than the Mercedes . Maybe not as amazing at some tracks, but without the big weakness Mercedes has at the high DF circuits. I have thoroughly enjoyed this season so far. Much more than the last few. 

comarison so far shows number 5 being the most consistent.

number 44 competed 14 races.

wins 7 (175 pts). 

2nd: 2 (36 pts).

4th: 3 (36 pts).

5th: 1 (10 pts).

total 263 pts.

avarege 18.8 pts per complated race.

number 5 complated 13 races.

wins: 4 (100pts).

2nd: 5 (90 pts).

3rd: 1 (15 pts).

4th: 2 (24 pts).

7th: 1 (6 pts).

total 235 pts.

average: 18.1 pts per complated race.