In the final Grand Prix of the year in Abu Dhabi the decision will fall in the fight for the driver’s license.
The two Mercedes pilots Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are to fight a clean duel with sporting fair means, the employees of the workshop team request it. It is in the hands of the two of them to carry it out like real sportsmen,”says Mercedes motor sports director Toto Wolff.
Hamilton victory only possible by crash?
Nico Rosberg goes to the grand finale with a 12-point lead. It’s an almost unsolvable task that I’m facing,”Lewis Hamilton makes himself quite clearly in an outside position accordingly. The British must win the race and hope for problems for his teammates. Faced with this situation, memories of legendary World Cup decisions are awakened: the crashes between Senna and Prost, the clash of Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill in Adelaide 1994.
Rosberg will get the title, says McLaren-Pilot Jenson Button. “The title will be won by Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill in Adelaide 1994.
Rosberg.” Unless one crashes into it,”said the Brit before his (for now?) last Formula One race. Lewis is rich, he’s got a lot of money. He’s flying a private jet through world history. I’m sure he could afford to pay me,”Button jokes in the GQ. The big question remains when Rosberg will meet in the fast Mercedes and Button in the much slower McLaren Honda at all.
Button laughs: “… I’m open to offers”
“I can only do that if I’m overtaken, because we’re not fast enough,”laughs Button.”I can’t do that unless I’m overtaken.” So be it. I’m open to offers. At least I’ll stop after… sorry, I’ll start a Sabbath year!” The World Champion of 2009 has an ongoing contract with McLaren. His return to a Formula One cockpit during the 2018 season is not excluded. It seems conceivable that Button will return in two years’time, should team colleague Fernando Alonso switch to the long-distance World Championship (WEC)