Andrew Shovlin agrees that Lewis Hamilton needs to win the final two races for the best chance to win the title.


  • Lewis Hamilton trails Max Verstappen by 8 points in a nail-biting title fight.
  • There are a maximum of 52 points left on offer and Hamilton needs to capitalize on this to secure his 8th world title.
  • The Mercedes trackside engineering director says it is important for Hamilton to win with so little points left on offer.

What he had to say:

  • “In a sense, Lewis does need to win both of the races, so it’s nice we’ve actually got that clarity in the objective,” Shovlin told Sky Sports.
  • “But the key thing is we engineer a car that we can get on pole and that’s the fastest thing in the race. That’s what we need to do overnight.”
  • “If we give that to Lewis, he should do the job. If we give the same thing to Valtteri [Bottas], he’ll certainly be right up there.”

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