How Nico Rosberg can be crowned world champion at the Brazilian GP
A win guarantees the title, how else can the German be champion?
By William Esler
Last Updated: 13/11/16 10:27am
Nico Rosberg will be crowned F1 world champion if he wins the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend.
However, if Lewis Hamilton wins the title fight will definitely go the final round in Abu Dhabi.
Beyond that there are a number of different title permutations depending on where the drivers finish.
If Hamilton is second, Rosberg needs to win in Brazil to be champion.
If Hamilton is third, Rosberg needs to win in Brazil to be champion
If Hamilton is fourth, Rosberg needs to be second to be champion. They would be tied on points and race wins if Hamilton won in Abu Dhabi and Rosberg did not score, but Rosberg would win the title by having more second-place finishes.
If Hamilton is fifth, Rosberg needs to be second in Brazil to be champion.
If Hamilton is sixth, Rosberg needs to be third in Brazil to be champion.
Hamilton is seventh, Rosberg needs to be third to be champion.
Hamilton is eighth, Rosberg needs to be fourth.
Hamilton is ninth, Rosberg needs to be fifth.
Hamilton is 10th , Rosberg needs to be sixth.
Confused? With Mercedes likely to be at the head of the field, the simplest way to look at it is a victory for Rosberg gives him the title, while a Hamilton win takes it to Abu Dhabi.
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