With a 64 point lead in the championship and four races left to run, Hamilton is the overwhelming favourite to pick up the title this year, which will be his sixth.
Speaking in Japan, Bottas admitted that he only has himself to blame for the large gap to Hamilton and acknowledged that he has to be "very lucky" if he wants to win the championship this year.
In order to win the championship in Mexico, Hamilton must finish on the podium, as failure to do so will not secure the title, regardless of where teammate Bottas crosses the line.
Take a look below at what needs to happen for the Briton in order to seal the championship.
|1st||5th or lower|
|1st + fastest lap||4th or lower|
|2nd||8th or lower (no fastest lap)|
|3rd||10th or lower (no fastest lap)|
|3rd + fastest lap||9th|
|4th||Championship not decided|
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing