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The Formula 1 podcast: Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg set for thrilling finish at Abu Dhabi

As the Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg title battle goes down to the wire the big question is – who will win the 2016 World Drivers' Championship? While the odds may be stacked in Rosberg’s favour, this is Formula 1, and nothing’s over till it’s over.

Could Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing be Lewis Hamilton’s best ally in the ‘duel of the desert'? Here’s a prediction we’re going to stick our heads out and make – respective of the outcome, when fans look back on the 2016 season, they’ll probably believe that ‘the best driver did not win.'

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after Brazil GP. Reuters

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after Brazil GP. Reuters

Niki Lauda thinks that Max Verstappen could be the greatest ever Formula 1 driver, but he needs to be “careful” on his way. Cute that Lauda still thinks that Max will listen to him. As we all know, Max Verstappen listens to NOBODY!

Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz admits that the drivers themselves don't understand Formula 1's rules. What hope do we ordinary mortals have then?

Bernie Ecclestone said some pretty interesting (and scandalous) things last week. He said Singapore “was just an airport” before Formula 1 happened and talked about Americans and their short attention spans. Bernie proposed a new double header race format and we tell you what we think about it. Of course, as fans, we're thrilled.

One of our wishes for the season finale at Abu Dhabi is for fans to be treated to a serious Hamilton vs Rosberg wheel to wheel battle on track. Could there be a better way to decide the World Championship?

Finally, Formula 1 bids goodbye to two great drivers, Felipe Massa and Jenson Button. What was their impact on the sport?

As all the action moves to the last race in Abu Dhabi, tune in for the full podcast

Updated Date: Nov 22, 2016 13:30 PM

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