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.
The Ferrari driver was on course to take a comfortable pole-to-flag win at the German race in 2018, when a mistake on a track made slippery by a sudden rain shower sent him sliding into the barriers.
His chances of victory, too, look brighter despite a difficult race in Austria two weeks ago, where he finished fifth and Mercedes were dealt their first defeat of the season.
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