And when I say win it, I mean win it all, claiming (or defending, if you’re Jenson) the title of 2010 F1 World Champion. With four champions racing this season, this could be the most precious crown. If only Schumacher had put up more of a fight, it would have been even more valuable.
Nevertheless, five drivers are still in it to win it with only two races left: Sao Paolo and Yas Marina.
This is what drivers need to do..to win it:
Alonso 231 points.
If Alonso wins 1 race and places 2nd in the other (43 points), that will secure him the title, hands down, even if Webber managed a win and a 2nd place as well (43 points).
Webber 220 points.
If Webber wins both races (50 points), that would secure him the title, even if Alonso managed two 2nd places (36 points), and regardless of where the others place.
Hamilton 210 points.
If Hamilton wins both races (50 points), he will need Alonso to place 3rd and 4th (27 points) with Webber behind him, obviously, to secure the title. Even if Vettel manages two 2nd places (36 points), it won’t threaten his bid.
Vettel 206 points.
If Vettel wins both races (50 points), he will need Alonso to score two 4th places (24 points), maximum, with everyone else behind him. If any driver places higher than him, except for Button, his fight will be over.
Button 189 points.
If Button wins both races (50 points), he will need Alonso to score a maximum of 7 points in both races, with everyone else behind him. That sounds slightly far fetched. But hey, anything is possible.
This is just what driver’s themselves need to do to win, regardless of the other four contenders.
This is going to get exciting..