How Hamilton’s Brazil crash could spoil epic finale

How Hamilton’s Brazil crash could spoil epic finale

Lewis Hamilton's plan to dominate the final two rounds of the Formula 1 season unravelled in Brazil a fortnight ago, but the result of his qualifying crash there might make him untouchable just as an almighty scrap for victory appears on the cards

It's funny how things work out in Formula 1 sometimes. After clinching his fourth world championship two races ago in Mexico, Lewis Hamilton promised to stay flat-out to the finish and win the final two grands prix of the year, to avoid the complacency that accompanied his 2015 title success and helped Nico Rosberg steal the crown away the following season.

That mission fell apart in spectacular style when Hamilton stuffed his Mercedes into the wall on his first flying lap of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, but that uncharacteristic mistake may become the foundation upon which Hamilton utterly crushes his opposition at the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c