Niki Lauda has admitted it is possible Sunday’s championship showdown will end with a crash.
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A strong Williams driver is Nico Rosberg’s best hope of winning the 2014 title against the odds.
That is the claim of former F1 driver Timo Glock, who six years ago played a starring role in the championship showdown when Lewis Hamilton managed to pass him on the thrilling last corner of the Brazil finale.
Mercedes is determined to ensure the 2014 title is decided in Abu Dhabi by events other than a technical failure.
Team boss Toto Wolff has already said that given the unpopular double points system for the championship finale, it would be a “nightmare” if Lewis Hamilton loses to Nico Rosberg because the British points leader breaks down.
Gerhard Berger has played down Nico Rosberg’s chances of winning the world championship this weekend in Abu Dhabi
Disgruntled small teams Force India, Lotus and Sauber have written a letter to express alarm that F1 appears headed in the direction of ‘Super GP2′
Outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel thinks it is possible Nico Rosberg will become his title-winning successor this weekend in Abu Dhabi
Flavio Briatore thinks his friend and regular business partner Bernie Ecclestone has pulled off a masterstroke with ‘double points’ in 2014
Actually, the innovation – where the title is kept artificially alive right until the dying moments by offering twice as many points in the season finale – is highly controversial and almost universally unpopular.
Mercedes has warned it will quit formula one if moves to revive the old V8 era are successful
Amid the debate about costs driving small teams out of F1, and the separate argument about an engine development ‘unfreeze’, Bernie Ecclestone showed his hand by reiterating he is staunchly opposed to the new V6s.
“I am not thinking about how I will react if I don’t win the title” – Rosberg
Earlier the runaway title leader, Nico Rosberg’s championship hopes have faded dramatically after five straight wins for teammate Lewis Hamilton. The in-house Mercedes showdown is now guaranteed a ‘double points’ finale in Abu Dhabi, but it is true that German Rosberg’s fightback is now slipping out of his grasp.
Mercedes is not yet willing to let its drivers “off the leash” in their three-race fight for the drivers’ title.
That is despite the German squad having wrapped up the crucial and lucrative constructors’ championship three weeks ago in Russia. It was said at the time that Mercedes, having tried to contain the hostility of the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, might react to its title success by giving the drivers freer reign to battle for F1’s biggest prize.
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