The Mercedes driver clinched the title on the earlier race in Turkey to equal Michael Schumacher’s document seven, having already surpassed the Ferrari nice’s tally of 91 race wins.
With three races to go and 10 wins from 14, Hamilton is on track for his most profitable marketing campaign but and may turn out to be solely the third driver after Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel to win 13 occasions in a season.
“Now it’s a bit extra chilled however I nonetheless have three races forward of me that I wish to win,” mentioned Hamilton, who has not beforehand gained greater than 11 races in a single yr.
Hamilton has gained thrice across the 5.4km Sakhir desert monitor, together with final yr after a lack of energy robbed Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc of an nearly sure victory.
With Mercedes dominant, the Briton is favorite once more however teammate Valtteri Bottas will probably be out to cease him.
Bahrain marks the beginning of a whirlwind floodlit Center Japanese triple-header that wraps up the season.
A second race, the Sakhir Grand Prix, follows on the identical venue however across the shorter outer circuit every week later earlier than the finale at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina.
Whereas the titles are already determined, different battles are nonetheless being fought.
Mexican Sergio Perez, Leclerc and Australian Daniel Ricciardo are separated by simply 4 factors within the battle for fourth general.
Racing Level, McLaren, Renault and Ferrari, separated by simply 24 factors, are combating for third within the constructors’ desk.
There may be a flurry of driver bulletins.
Thailand’s Alexander Albon is but to be confirmed alongside Max Verstappen at Crimson Bull with Perez and Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg within the body as potential replacements.
Japanese Method Two racer Yuki Tsunoda seems set to exchange Russian Daniil Kvyat alongside Pierre Gasly at Crimson Bull-owned AlphaTauri.
American outfit Haas are but to announce their 2020 drivers with Ferrari-backed Method Two championship chief Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, within the body.
Hamilton, out of contract on the finish of the yr, can also be but to signal a brand new cope with Mercedes.
Sunday’s race, like most this season, will probably be closed to followers because of the COVID-19 pandemic however organisers are placing apart a restricted variety of grandstand seats for the households of well being staff.