Abu Dhabi will host one of the most dramatic title deciders in Formula 1 history, with the two Mercedes drivers going wheel to wheel to take home the 2016 crown.
Nico Rosberg sits 12 points above his British teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Driver Standings.
The German knows a third place finish regardless of Hamilton’s position will be enough to be crowned champion for the first time.
Mercedes have already won the Constructers Championship, and know that it’s already a guarantee that one of their two drivers will be named the 2016 winner.
The location for the title showdown, Abu Dhabi, has already seen Sebastian Vettel be crowned champion there four times in recent years, and also seen Lewis Hamilton named the top driver in both previous seasons.
The British driver will be praying on winning the race and a bit of luck in preventing his teammate from making it onto the podium and stopping him winning his third consecutive driver title.
There is statistically a 20% chance Hamilton will win the title, but after his unlikely Brazil triumph in 2008 to prove the odds wrong no-one is putting it past the Brit to succeed in the desert.
You feel then after such a tight season that Hamilton will be equally as desperate to win his fourth World Championship as Rosberg is to claim his first.
Rosberg is also seeking to walk in the same steps as his father, Keke Rosberg who won the title in 1982.
Practice sessions are already underway, with the qualifying on Saturday afternoon and the title showdown Sunday evening.
Who will triumph in the desert heat, it’s England vs Germany in the Mercedes garage for the final time this season.
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