If you take a look at the current F1 standings, you’d notice that Lewis Hamilton, who is currently on 281 points, is well comfortable at the top. His closest career rival, Sebastian Vettel, is also the closest driver to Hamilton on the standings, with 247 points.
While these two are followed by Valtteri Bottas (222 points) and Daniel Ricciardo – who has found a way to rack up those podium finishes this season, this year’s Formula 1 season has been a back-and-forth between Hamilton and Vettel.
Amongst all the events, there’s been the drama in Azerbaijan. Then there was the first-lap crash in Singapore and then engine problems that meant that practice sessions in Malaysia did not end well for some drivers. It has largely been an unforgettable season; a season that evokes the memories of how things went down last season between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
With just five races left before the drivers title is won, the question everyone is asking is, “Who will win the F1 title: Vettel or Hamilton?”
Lewis Hamilton may be in pole position to win the title as things stand now. But it wasn’t the same story before the Singaporean Grand Prix. Both drivers were almost neck and neck on the standings and all thought it was going to go down to the wire.
But Sebastian Vettel who has won 4 races this season won’t be giving up easily. The German showed the world what to anticipate when he raced his way to a fourth-place finish in Malaysia after starting the race at the back of the grid.
This was the same race Hamilton saw as the opportunity to improve his lead over Vettel. But he finished 2nd, and had some words for the Mercedes team. A 38-point lead is healthy a lead enough. But Hamilton obviously wants to finish off the job as quickly as possible.
One on hand, there’s Lewis Hamilton who wants to banish the ghosts of last season by winning the title this season. On the other, Sebastian Vettel will be looking to add another baby to his trophy room.
Both drivers will get their chance to either increase their lead or cut the gap when the Japanese Grand Prix takes place this weekend. Both drivers will be wary of any mistakes and the wrong moves that could send them spinning off the track.
The Japanese Grand Prix is the next up out of the remaining five races. Every race that passes now is as important as can be and every point will start to really, really matter now.
Of course it’s still too early to call. A many things can still happen. And that’s why we’re asking you the question. Which driver do you think will win the F1 title this year? Share your views with us by leaving us a comment. We’d love to hear from you.Tags: F1, Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, Lewis Hamilton vs. Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel