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10 Nov 2014 09:55
Lewis Hamilton is on track to win the 2014 F1 Drivers' Championship, but Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will be putting on the pressure, trailing by a mere seven points. (Getty)
Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to get within 17 points of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One title race.
Although the finale in Abu Dhabi in two weeks will be worth double points, Hamilton still remains with a comfortable advantage over his rival heading into the decisive race.
Here’s how Hamilton can secure his second world championship in the November 23 race:
Rosberg, seeking his first world title, will need some help. He must:
The change into the double-points format for the season-ending race was made this year to keep the championship undecided until the end and increase public interest in the series.
“I find it artificial and I don’t like it in general,” Rosberg said. “Of course, now, with the way it is, it’s great for me, but that’s just because of the situation [we are in].”
Without the double points, Hamilton would need only a sixth-place finish to secure the trophy if Rosberg won in Abu Dhabi.
They would tie in points but Hamilton would win because he has more victories; 11 against five of his rival.
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