F1’s closest championship in years could be decided in inaugural Saudi Arabian GP – find out all the permutations in both the drivers’ and team battles; race at Jeddah street track is live on Sky Sports F1 on December 5
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s thrilling championship battle could be settled at the season’s penultimate round, the Saudi Arabian GP, where the Dutchman will have the first chance to clinch a maiden F1 title.
Hamilton has claimed back-to-back victories to boost his chances, but Verstappen’s eight-point lead means that if results go his way at the next race, the championship would not go down to the Abu Dhabi finale.
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Verstappen needs an advantage of 26 points after the first-ever race at Saudi Arabia’s high-speed Jeddah street track, on December 5, to seal an early crown, meaning he has to outscore Hamilton by 18 points.