ABU DHABI GP - BETTING PREVIEW
Lewis Hamilton has won the last three races to close to within 12 points of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the standings.
Nico Rosberg will be crowned world champion for the first time in his career if he finishes in the top three, while Hamilton needs to win the race and hope that his rival finishes outside of the top three.
If the Hamilton does not win, the Briton will require Nico Rosberg to finish 4th or lower depending on Lewis' final placing.
If Hamilton finishes second and Rosberg seventh, the pair will be equal on points, but Hamilton will take the title given he has more third-place finishes (they would be equal on race wins and second-place finishes).
In the back of Rosberg's mind, though, will be the 2014 season finale, also held in the Gulf city. He started on pole in that race, with an outside shot at stealing the title from Hamilton, but engine problems relegated him to 14th place, while his team-mate won the race and the championship.
ABU DHABI GP - STARTING GRID (TOP 10)
Lewis Hamilton secured the pole position with an excellent qualifying performance. Rosberg will begin alongside the champion on the front row, while Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will be in third.
Max Verstappen is now ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and just five points behind Sebastian Vettel for fourth place in the drivers' standings. The Dutch youngster will start in sixth behind Vettel after he ran wide at Turn 11 on his last effort.
ABU DHABI GP - BEST ODDS
- Lewis Hamilton @ 7.00
- Nico Rosberg @ 10.00
- Daniel Ricciardo @ 17.00
- Max Verstappen @ 34.00
- Sebastian Vettel @ 34.00
- Kimi Raikkonen @ 34.00
- Sergio Perez @ 301.00
- Nico Hulkenberg @ 301.00
- Valtteri Bottas @ 1001.00
- Felipe Massa @ 1001.00
ABU DHABI GP - PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Lewis Hamilton to win the race||7.00|
|Nico Rosberg Top 3 Finish||1.29|
|Verstappen w/o Hamilton & Rosberg||3.75|
|Daniel Ricciardo Fastest Lap||9.00|
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