The 2021 Formula One title race has been unlike any other for Lewis Hamilton. The world champion is in position to pull off possibly his biggest achievement of his career as the match enters the final deciding phase. Hamilton’s battle with Max Verstappen has been unmissable, but what has attracted the eye is how he has fought to bring this titanic battle to an exhilarating conclusion.
There are two races left, with neither driver having a distinct advantage after the first 20. The lead has changed hands five times in a season that has ebbed and flowed between them, interrupted by brilliance, terrible luck, controversy, and drama.
Verstappen leads by eight points with Saudi Arabia coming up next weekend and Abu Dhabi seven days later: Although 52 points remain on the table, Hamilton is on a roll and may now have the upper hand in his pursuit of a record ninth drivers’ championship.
In Saudi Arabia, Verstappen has a chance to win. If he wins and takes the fastest lap, and Hamilton finishes sixth or below, or if he wins and Hamilton finishes lower than seventh, he will be the champion. In the event of a DNF, Hamilton will almost surely be ahead of Verstappen or close enough to force the race to the finish line.
source : Guardian sport