Why the title fight could be a cliffhanger

Why the title fight could be a cliffhanger

The climax to the 2008 season may have been a classic, but two years on the ingredients are there for another historic showdown with four contenders still realistically in play and two races left to fight over, as Tony Dodgins explains

Wind back the clock a couple of years to Interlagos 2008. Remember that last lap? Felipe Massa world champion at the start of it, Lewis Hamilton the new king at the end of it. Hamilton's McLaren going by Timo Glock's slithering, slick-shod Toyota in the nick of time to seal the vital points. Idiots who thought that Timo had handed it to Lewis.

It all added up to the most incredible sporting theatre, BAFTAs for British broadcaster ITV and the feeling that as cliffhangers go, it would be impossible to beat. Ever. Well, that might not be quite the case, and I'll tell you why.

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