A Cat Among The Pigeons As F1 Season Draws To An End


With all the recent publicity F1 has been getting as regards both driver safety and the financial cost to teams taking part, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we are in fact involved in one of the most exciting and close Driver’s Championship battles for many, many years.

As we enter the final trilogy of races (starting today with US Grand Prix) it is looking like an epic finish is in store to see whether Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg will come out victorious.

After a couple of high profile racing incidents earlier in the year with his German team mate (of which Hamilton came out on the losing side each time) not even Lewis himself could have expected the recent turnaround in fortunes that has seen him win the last four races and turn a 29 point deficit into a 17 point lead - but that is exactly what has happened.

He can also be confident in the fact that he has tasted success in the past at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, where he won the inaugural event there in 2012 (a race in which Rosberg finished 13th).

It’s then a quick turnaround as next up in seven days it is the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos in Sao Paulo, which is a venue neither driver has tasted much success at. Although Hamilton did stick his car on pole position at last year's event only to crash out whilst in the lead.

There is however a huge cat that is to be put amongst the pigeons this year, as for the first time in it's history the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi will carry double points. This could mean the potential scenario of Hamilton winning the next two races (making in six in a row), and still losing the Championship at the final race.

Buckle up and get ready for some fireworks though, as no matter what the outcome of the Championship we are set to be in for a bit of history. If Hamilton takes it he will be only the fourth Britain to win the title on more than one occasion, and if Rosberg secures it he will be only the second driver to follow in his fathers footsteps and win the prestigious title.