The stage is set for Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel to each pit their formidable powers against the other as the curtain stands ready to go up on what promises to be one of Formula One’s most mouth-watering rivalries of recent years.
Here, we look at the different scenarios that could play out and what needs to happen for Hamilton to win the title on Sunday.
The rivalry, the food, the last supper: Fascinating life of man who cooked and cared for Senna and Prost
Leberer had to tread carefully and was forced to play a difficult and delicate balancing act as the relationship between Senna and Prost broke down in acrimony.
As soon as the curtain came down on the first session of qualifying, it was blindingly obvious – Mercedes were simply not fast enough.
Nursing Ferrari back to health, like Schumacher did, would put Vettel's claim to greatness beyond dispute.
Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo were the other drivers tipped as potential replacements for Raikkonen.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday for the first time since his death, they paid moving tributes to their competitor in the build up to the Hungarian Grand Prix.
As difficult as it is to pass around Silverstone, there was a tiny smidgeon of a chance that Bottas could have got past.
Looking like an amateur is not what Alonso, widely hailed as the best driver currently on the grid, bargained for when he returned to McLaren.
Hamilton’s bearing in the immediate aftermath of his Monaco defeat showed just how much he has matured, not just since he made his debut in 2007 as a fresh-faced 22-year-old but even from last year.
Pole position in Spain offered the first real solid piece of evidence that Rosberg was back at his best.
Sebastian Vettel laid to rest his 2014 demons and persistent doubts about his ability by taking his maiden victory for Ferrari in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Red Bull are at it again. No sooner had the flag came down on the season-opening Australian Grand Prix than the team’s advisor Helmut Marko issued the now-annual Red Bull quit threat.
Not for the first time in the dysfunctional world of Formula One, the racing was at risk of becoming a casualty to the off-track politicking and posturing
It will be ‘Hammertime’ come Sunday as the 2015 Formula One season kicks off with reigning champions Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes set to continue their run of dominance starting with the Australian Grand Prix.
After twelve days of running across three tests, the curtain has come down on Formula One’s pre-season.
McLaren-Honda dominated Formula One in the late 80s and early 90s, winning 44 races and eight championships between 1988 and 1992.
It remains to be seen if losing has truly shaped Vettel into a champion in the sporting sense.
Fate inevitably played a part but fortune favoured Hamilton on Sunday and dealt Rosberg a cruel blow – perhaps its cruellest all season – instead.