What does Lewis Hamilton need to beat Nico Rosberg to F1 title?

October 6 2016 , 12:00 am

Does he need to win the five race remaining races in 2016, or could Hamilton be saved by some bad luck for his Mercedes team-mate?

Rosberg has scored an average of 18 points this season, while his average finishing position, taking out his one retirement in Spain, is 2.4 thanks to his eight victories.

Nico and Lewis in 2016, and what they require to win the 2016 world title

Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton
Points 288 265
Average points per race 18 16.5
Average finishing pos.* 2.4 2.3
Points needed to guarantee title 103 125
What would be enough? 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st
*excluding retirements


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