And don’t for­get… there’s a race on

The F1 sea­son comes to a close at Yas Ma­rina Cir­cuit

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In an ideal world, the last race of the sea­son would end with the Cham­pi­onship still up for grabs, and an ex­cit­ing de­cider tak­ing place at Yas Ma­rina Cir­cuit – but that’s not the case this time. Bri­tish star Lewis Hamil­ton is the clear favourite to win (he had a 59 point lead over sec­ond place Se­bas­tian Vet­tel after 16 races, after Oc­to­ber 8’s Ja­panese Grand Prix). His team, Mercedes, is also ahead in the Con­struc­tor’s Cham­pi­onship, with 540 points (Fer­rari, in sec­ond place, have 395 points).

Over­all, Hamil­ton has won eight races this sea­son, so by the time the driv­ers and cars get to Abu Dhabi, the sea­son most likely will be over, not that the Brit is tak­ing his huge lead for granted. “I could only have dreamed of hav­ing this kind of gap,” Hamil­ton said. “Fer­rari have put on such a great chal­lenge all year long. All I can re­ally say is that I have to put it down to my team. They’ve done a phe­nom­e­nal job.” Sec­ond place Vet­tel is also in a bullish mood and claims he’ll fight for the Cham­pi­onship un­til the end of the sea­son. “We go flat out for the last four races and see what hap­pens,” he says. “We still have a chance this year.”

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