Lewis Hamilton is beginning to forget what the back of another Formula One car looks like, following a four-race winning run which has also witnessed the Brit claim three pole positions.
In such commanding form behind the wheel of his lightning-quick Mercedes, it’s difficult to look beyond the 2008 world champion to clock up another pole in Austin, followed by a fifth consecutive chequered flag.
There’s plenty of appeal to bwin’s 91/100 about the pole holder going onto win the race as a direct result.
Not to mention the fact that the Stevenage native has just achieved said feat in Russia, Singapore and Italy, while only in Singapore during this victory spree has Hammy failed to go fastest in Q3.
On that occasion Mercedes ‘teammate’ Nico Rosberg pipped him to pole, but still couldn’t prevent Hamilton crossing the line first at the illuminated circuit.
More evidence to support another start from the front of the grid in the Lone Star State, can be found in the latter’s previous efforts at the Circuit of the Americas.
In 2012, driving a far inferior car to that of soon-to-be four-time drivers championship boss Sebastian Vettel, Hamilton was only squeezed into second on the grid by barely ten hundredths.
This is a track he clearly relishes too; as he went on to surpass the German during the race after stalking him for long periods.
In fact, in both previous editions at the Texas track – Vettel led from start to finish in 2013 – the lead has only swapped hands once in running.
Fewer than 1.5 leaders of the USA Grand Prix is a tasty-looking 51/20, while under 2.5 frontrunners across the pond is a solid punt at 11/20.