Double points hasn’t made this weekend’s season finale a championship showdown – but it could decide whether Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg lifts the crown.
Despite holding the penultimate round double points means Brazil cannot decide the title this year – but it could still serve up a thrilling race.
The loss of two teams and the dark shadow cast over F1 by Jules Bianchi’s crash has taken attention away from the championship contest as F1 arrives in America.
It was a fairly quiet race on the radios, but there were a few revealing messages of note during the Russian Grand Prix.
In the round-up: De Cesaris dies aged 55 • Lauda voices support for FIA • Lessons to be learned following Bianchi accident
Lewis Hamilton took his third-consecutive grand prix victory in a very wet and shortened Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to extend his championship lead.
Mercedes are so far ahead in the constructors’ championship they could wrap up the title with four rounds to spare this weekend.
Singapore is already one of the hardest races of the season and the new restrictions on radio communications will make life more difficult for the drivers.
With all eyes on the battle between the Mercedes drivers, Williams are eyeing the chance to revive their Austrian Grand Prix form at Monza.
Following their controversial collision Nico Rosberg was eager to consolidate his points haul while Lewis Hamilton seemed to want to throw in the towel.
In the round-up: Vettel-Roquelin partnership to end in 2015 • Rosberg could be punished by FIA for collision • Ricciardo keeping one eye on championship
Daniel Ricciardo took his third win of the season at Spa after a dramatic Belgian Grand Prix which saw Lewis Hamilton retire after being struck by Nico Rosberg.
In the round-up: Caterham to provide further guest race drives • Ferrari reaffirm 2015 line-up • McLaren to announce next year’s drivers before season’s end
With penalties looming for power unit changes, F1’s new engines will get their toughest test of the year so far in this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.
As early as lap 26, while running sixth, Daniel Ricciardo told his team “we can win this” – and he did. Here are all the team radio messages from Hungary.
In the round-up: Lauda backs Hamilton’s refusal to follow team orders • Ricciardo feared retirement after engine scare • Button laments wrong tyre call
Daniel Ricciardo took his second victory of the season after a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix in which Lewis Hamilton recovered from a pitlane start to the podium, one place ahead of Nico Rosberg.
In the round-up: F1 will turn to Briatore to help increase its popularity • Hamilton set to start from pit lane • Bottas targets third in the championship
A frustrated Kimi Raikkonen says he is ‘very disappointed’ to have been eliminated from the first session of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Paddy Lowe says that his Mercedes team are ‘gutted’ after Lewis Hamilton was struck by a mechanical failure in qualifying for the second consecutive weekend.