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2016-09-29 10:36

TEAM EFFORT: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's performances has seen the Mercedes team dominate this season. Image: AP / Darko Vojinovic

Kuala Lumpur - Mercedes could wrap up the Constructors' championship this weekend at Malaysia, with five races to spare.

The mathematical match-point has come early because the utterly dominant German team has a huge 222 point gap over second-placed Red Bull.

A winning car for every circuit

When asked how Mercedes managed to get so far ahead with a full 30% of the season still to go, technical boss Paddy Lowe answered: "We have built a car that works well no matter the circuit.

Lowe, speaking to German newspaper Bild, said: "In that way, it is not only power that matters, but power and efficiency," he told the German newspaper Bild.

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The Drivers' championship, however, is a different matter entirely, with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton separated by a mere 8 points.

When asked what will happen, Lowe answered: "It is impossible to predict.  I really don't know."

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