All you need to know ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix this weekend
But Verstappen can also crown himself world champion if things go his way, so it promises to be a crucial race in deciding the title.
But will it be Verstappen or Hamilton that come out on top in Saudi?
The race will start at 5.30pm GMT on 5 December at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia.
The race will be broadcast live in the UK, with coverage beginning at 4pm on Sky Sports F1 and from 5pm on Sky Sports Main Event.
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1. 维斯塔潘 – 351.5
2. 汉密尔顿 – 343.5
3. 博塔斯 – 203
4. 佩雷斯 – 190
5. 诺里斯 – 153
6. 勒克莱尔 – 152
7. 塞恩斯 – 145.5
8. 里卡多 – 105
9. 加斯利 – 92
10. 阿隆索 – 77
Speaking about the final two races of the season, seven-time champion Hamilton said: “It’s different in one sense because we’ve got two incredibly close teams. It’s different because as a team we’re fighting for uncharted territory. No-one has ever won eight titles, team or driver, so that’s quite fresh and new.
“And then on the other side, I’m more relaxed than I’ve ever been because I’ve been around a long time. It’s not my first.
“I remember how I was [和] my first championship, and even my second and my third, the sleepless nights and all those sorts of things. 我是 [现在] a lot more sure of myself and just applying myself better than ever before.
“I know I can’t change anything from the past, but all I can do is prepare the best I can for what’s up ahead of me, and I 100% know I have.”
刘易斯·汉密尔顿 – 6/11
马克斯·维斯塔潘 – 13/5
瓦尔特利·博塔斯 – 12/1
塞尔吉奥·佩雷斯 – 33/1
Mercedes have clearly shown over the last two races that they have the superior pace over Red Bull. Both the Brazil and Qatar Grands Prix showed that Verstappen is up against it if he is to hold off a late-season charge from Hamilton. 和, with a thrilling final race in Abu Dhabi on the cards, the Brit could level things up or even nudge in front ahead of next weekend.