1 Nov 2008

Calm Hamilton says showdown just another race

12:16 pm on 1 November 2008

An ice-cool Lewis Hamilton says this weekend's Formula One world title showdown at the Brazilian Grand Prix is just another race.

The 23-year-old Briton could become the youngest and first black champion in Formula One history.

Hamilton says he feels calm and confident and wants to enjoy the weekend.

The McLaren driver leads his nearest rival and local hero Felipe Massa of Ferrari by seven points leading into Monday morning's race.

He needs to to finish in the top five to be champion while Massa needs a victory and for Hamilton to come sixth or worse to steal the title.