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Showdown in Abu Dhabi

The new double-points rule for the final race means that Nico Rosberg can still pip Lewis Hamilton. Here's the equation...

Rosberg wins world title if he:

  • wins final race and Hamilton 
is no better than third.
  • is second and Hamilton is no better than sixth.
  • is third and Hamilton is no better than seventh.
  • is fourth and Hamilton is no better than ninth.
  • is fifth and Hamilton is no better than 10th.

Hamilton wins world title if he:

  • wins final race or is second.
  • is third, fourth or fifth and Rosberg does not win.
  • is sixth and Rosberg does not finish in the top two.
  • is seventh or eighth and Rosberg does not finish in the top three.
  • is ninth and Rosberg does not finish in the top four.
  • is 10th or retires and Rosberg does not finish in the top five.