Will he or won't he? Can Lewis Hamilton match Michael Schumacher's record of seven world championships and 91 victories? It's a question that's been asked before, and not just of Hamilton, but the closer the now five-time world champion gets, the less fatuous it seems.
It's possible, and now he's so close it's more likely than not that Hamilton will match Schumacher - although for various reasons actually eclipsing F1's benchmark is a much longer shot. Assuming all conditions remain the same - which they won't - it's easy to look at Hamilton's current rate of success and estimate when he will get on terms with Schumacher.
Hamilton is under contract to the end of 2020, which guarantees him two more seasons. So, based on the past two campaigns, against a strong but not title-winning Ferrari, this should mean two more world championships to draw him level. He has managed nine victories per season in each of 2017 and '18, which would take him to 89 by the end of 2020 on top of whatever he does in the final two races of this campaign.