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Who will win F1 world title?

Entering the final two races of the 2008 F1 world championship season – beginning with the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai this weekend – Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica all still have a chance of lifting the drivers' laurels... but which one of them will do so?

Whilst Lewis Hamilton has led the way for the majority of the campaign, he has looked – as indeed he did this time twelve months ago, when he lost the title at the last gasp to Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen – somewhat brittle under pressure, as was evinced by his disastrously late-braking into the first corner in the Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway.

Felipe Massa, for his part, sits five points adrift, and has alternated between the sublime – such as his dominant performances in Istanbul and Valencia – and the ridiculous, like spinning five times in the rain at Silverstone or dragging the fuel hose away with him upon exiting his pit-stop in Singapore.

Robert Kubica, meanwhile, is the dark horse at twelve points in arrears, keeping himself in contention by dint of his supreme consistency and punching regularly above his weight in a car that is seemingly no longer even the third-quickest on the F1 grid. The Pole is ready to pounce on even the slightest mistake from Messrs Massa and Hamilton – the only question is, will those mistakes materialise?

So here's your chance to have your say...

Question: Who will lift 2008 F1 drivers' crown?

Vote 1: Lewis Hamilton
Vote 2: Felipe Massa
Vote 3: Robert Kubica


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John - Unregistered

October 14, 2008 10:14 AM

Well there has been some controversial decisions this year but the Masa/Bordaise issue must be rated as the most ill judged and stupid decision ever, had Bordaise crossed the white line heading for the left hand side of the track it would have been believable. How can the FIA continue to judge the races with local officials that so very obviously have their own agenda or lack of competence? I am not a fan of Hamilton but he does give it some go, perhaps too much sometimes, yet compared to some of the tricks Shuey pulled, ramming Hill and Villeneuve amongst others he does get the rough end for nowhere near the dirty pranks.

Edward Lamok

October 14, 2008 10:24 AM

Heart says Kubica, Head says Hamilton, pure logic says Massa :P Hamilton has made some enemies on the track, and well.. someone will eventually bump him off the road if they have a possibility. His only chance is pole position in the remaining 2 races, good start and run like hell. Kubica ? well wish him the best but i dont think that he will be on the podium in both of the remaining races. He had a chance to be much closer to Hamilton by now but safety car in Singapore ruined it ( he could have scored at least 8 points there ) Massa ? if not for that blown engine couple races ago he would be ahead of Hamilton. I would say. Their greatest enemy now is their driving style.

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