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Mercedes set for first match point in bid to equal Ferrari record

Mercedes has its first opportunity to equal Ferrari’s record of six straight Constructors’ Championship, depending on the outcome of the Japanese Grand Prix. Mercedes has been unbeaten in Formula 1’s hybrid era and currently holds a 161-point advantage in the battle between the teams. It is possible for a team to take 44 points from a grand prix weekend, meaning that only 176 are up for grabs following the upcoming event at Suzuka. Should Mercedes out-score Ferrari by 15 points at the figure-of-eight venue then it will have built up an unassailable advantage in the championship, securing the title for another campaign. It would mean Mercedes matches Ferrari in taking six...
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