…that is, assuming that you’re backing one of the four remaining title challengers – so with the season going down to the final race in Abu Dhabi, all eyes turn to the numbers and who needs to finish where on Sunday relative to their rivals. With four drivers fighting it out it’s more bonkers than normal, so rather than you work it out, Badger’s here with out trusty abacus to work it all out for you…
Alonso will be Champion if…
- He wins on Sunday.
- He finishes 2nd on Sunday.
- He finishes 3rd and Webber doesn’t win.
- He comes 4th and Webber is 2nd or less.
- He comes in 5th neither Vettel or Webber win.
- He finishes 6th, Vettel is 2nd and Webber 3rd.
- He’s 7th or 8th, Vettel is second or worse, Webber 4th or worse.
- He’s 9th, Vettel is 3rd or worse, Webber 5th or worse.
- He doesn’t finish, Hamilton is 2nd or worse, Vettel is 3rd or worse, Webber 5th or worse.
Webber will be champion if…
- He wins and Alonso is 3rd or worse
- He comes 2nd, Vettel 3rd or worse and Alonso 6th or worse
- He comes 3rd, Vettel 2nd or worse, Alonso 7th or worse
- He comes fourth, Vettel 2nd or worse, Alonso 9th or worse
- He finishes 5th, Vettel’s 3rd or worse, Alonso is 10th or worse
Vettel will be champion if…
- He wins and Alonso is 5th or worse
- He comes 2nd, Webber is 5th or worse and Alonso is 9th or worse
Hamilton will be champion if…
- He wins, Vettel is 3rd or worse, Webber is 6th or worse and Alonso doesn’t come in the top 10
For the full workings out for these different permutations, you’re welcome to download and have a play with this spreadsheet, created by Rob Tsintas and sent in to Badger’s HQ – Last Race Combinations Spreadsheet
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