LEWIS HAMILTON is closing in on his seventh world title as F1 rolls on with the Turkish Grand Prix this week.
A win will guarantee Hamilton the world title in Istanbul this weekend.
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- James Orr
Lewis Hamilton 35, is vying to win his SEVENTH F1 world title this weekend – equalling German legend Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton currently has a lead of 78 points over Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas – needing to extend that to 85 to clinch the crown after another dominant season.
The Mercedes man has already eclipsed Schumacher's win record – having now sealed his 93rd Grand Prix victory.
- James Orr
Romain Grosjean endured a horror start to his Turkish Grand Prix weekend – after missing his flight to Istanbul.
The Haas racer, 34, stalled before he'd even made it to Turkey – where he'll bid to add to his points tally of just two.
Grosjean revealed he still hopes to arrive in Turkey for his media day duties and the first practice session despite his rookie error.
The Swiss driver took to Twitter to share the news – liked nearly 13,000 already.
Grosjean tweeted: “Missed my flight to go to Istanbul … that's a good start RG.
“Already sorted out a plan for tomorrow am tho.”
Elsewhere, the 2021 F1 calendar has been revealed – and chiefs are on a collision course with
human rights activists after confirming there will be a race in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier this week, F1 released the mega 23-race calendar that includes the controversial GP in Jeddah, while a purpose built track is under construction in Qiddiya that will be completed in 2023.
F1 have released a mega 23-race calendar that includes the controversial GP in Jeddah, while a purpose built track is under construction in Qiddiya that will be completed in 2023.
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