Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix this morning to narrow Lewis Hamilton's gap to 64 points in the Drivers' Championship.
Mercedes secured the sixth consecutive builders championship, with first and third places in Suzuka.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel came in second, but his hopes for the world title are closed.
As well as the chances of Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen to secure the main individual honor.
Mercedes' Hamilton and Bottas are in a two-horse race in the last four races of the season.
And the Briton is ready to fight for his sixth world title.
"It makes no difference because we have been running more freely since the beginning of the year," said Hamilton.
"Absolutely [it will be a tough fight]."
Hamilton was clearly frustrated by his team's tactics during the Japanese Grand Prix as he tried to overtake Vettel.
And without emotion, he congratulated Brackley's team for their efforts.
"Firstly, it is the congratulations to the team that are so well deserved," Hamilton added.
"To win six years in a row, the Builders Championship, that's the main point.
"I just wanted to get the best points for the team today."
And the winner of the Bottas race also saluted his teammates
"I'm very happy. I had a very good start. The pace was super good," he said.
"I could control the race and I am very proud to be part of that team.
"A sixth title is really impressive."