Hamilton may need to re-think his tactics

Hamilton may need to re-think his tactics

Lewis Hamilton's original plan to avoid interfering with Nico Rosberg's race in their title showdown is a noble one, but based on Friday's running it is unlikely to land him a fourth world championship

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be all about the private battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Their personal showdown for the 2016 Formula 1 world championship is the only show in town this weekend.

Destiny is still very much in Rosberg's hands. He enjoys a 12-point lead at the top of the standings, which means he can finish as low as third in Sunday's Yas Marina F1 race and still be crowned champion regardless of what Hamilton does.

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