Championship Scenarios Heading Into F1 Final Races

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It has become, well, it has been, in retrospect, a two-man race for the 2016 F1 Championship all season and heading into the second to last race, Nico Rosberg has a 19-point lead over his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg was close to clinching the title during the Grand Prix of Mexico, although that scenario would have required him to win the race and Hamilton failing to score any points.

In the Brazilian Grand Prix, next stop for F1, a Rosberg win will secure the title regardless of how Hamilton finishes. Not even a second place finish on the part of Hamilton would leave him within distance of Rosberg.

Should Rosberg win the title in any fashion, it would be the second time in the series where a driver whose father was a previous winner took the crown.

Other scenarios that could result in a Rosberg title exist, but only a finish by Rosberg in seventh place or lower, combined with a Hamilton win in Brazil, would keep the competition for the title alive.

That scenario would leave the two drivers tied for points and make the season finale in Abu Dhabi the decider.

Historically, Hamilton’s fortunes have not fared well at the Brazil venue, whilst Rosberg has won the last two races there.