Hamilton will be knighted after matching the great Schumacher and he will look to break the record this season.
His biggest challenger is once again likely to be Bottas with the regulations staying largely the same.
Meanwhile, David Coulthard has opened up on F1 contract negotiations and what might be holding up the deal.
“As to why there isn’t an announcement regarding Lewis, it could be a number of reasons,” he told Express Sport.
“It could be that Mercedes feel they have gotten all of the value they are going to get out of Lewis Hamilton.