Last four drivers championships were decided in Brazil. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 Brazil hosted the title deciding final Grands Prix of the season. The title was also decided in Brazil the last time it wasn’t the final race of the season. In 2005 Fernando Alonso secured his first F1 title by finishing third in the Brazilian GP, with two races to spare. Will Brazilian GP decide the title for the 5th time in a row ?
Two races to go, three drivers left to fight it out for the 2009 F1 title. However only Jenson Button can claim the title this weekend in Brazil. Barrichello and Vettel need Button’s help to take the title fight to Abu Dhabi.
Jenson Button has the championship in his own hands. As long as he finishes on podium he does not need to care about Barrichello and Vettel. He can claim the title even if he scores 0 points in Brazil. All he needs is Vettel to finish worse than 2nd and Barrichello worse than 4th.
However, the 2007 case of Lewis Hamilton is the reminder that it ain’t over till it’s over …
To make things more interesting a wet weekend is expected in Brazil. Remember that it was the wet track in Shanghai in 2007 that lead to Hamilton’s famous retirement at the pit entry. Remember also that it was the rain in the final stages of the final race of 2008 season that resulted in the tyre changes, tyre gambles and the chaos that lead to Hamilton first loosing to Vettel and then claiming back from Glock the 5th place he needed to win the 2008 title.
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