How a rubber tube could decide a title

How a rubber tube could decide a title

The depth and thoroughness of a grand prix team's preparation matter not a jot when the fates conspire and misfortune strikes, as JONATHAN NOBLE explains.

However deep Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have to dig to outdo each other on track, there's one factor that neither can have any influence over in their title battle: Lady Luck's shining light.

You can argue all you want about there being no luck in motor racing - that diligence is the mother of good fortune - but in sport sometimes you simply get dealt a bad card.

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