The season-opening Australian Grand Prix, set to take place this weekend, was called off just hours before its first practice session, after a member of the McLaren team tested positive for Covid-19, prompting the team’s withdrawal from the event.
Hamilton has already secured the title but the Briton would like to sign off with an unprecedented 5th win in UAE
The Briton has won just twice in the eight races since the sport returned from its summer break at the Belgian Grand Prix, with five winners from three different teams tasting success. The last race in Brazil was particularly disappointing. Hamilton finished third at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos track but was demoted to seventh.
If Sunday’s race in Sao Paulo was any indication, then 2020 should be a cracker. That’s not to say all of next season’s record 22 races will be packed with the thrills, spills and moments of high drama the Brazilian race treated fans to.
Leclerc, Verstappen & Sebastian Vettel are all covered by 19 points with just one more round, Abu Dhabi’s season finale, to go after Sunday’s race
On November 3, finishing runner-up at the US Grand Prix, Hamilton became only the second driver in history to win six titles, surpassing 1950s legend Juan Manuel Fangio.
Needing 14 points more than Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas, the only man on the grid who can still stop him albeit only mathematically, it was always going to be a tough ask.
Having recovered from their lack of speed, Ferrari contend with tensions between their two drivers —Vettel and Leclerc
The Finn has been on the podium three out of the four times he has finished the race in Russia.
The Marina Bay track plays well to Mercedes’ strengths but Red Bull could pose a threat.
The FMSCI itself only regained recognition as a national sports federation in 2015, two years after India held its last Formula One race at Greater Noida’s Buddh International Circuit.
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