“I have seen some excellent races from Lewis (Hamilton) this year,” said former F1 driver Mark Webber, “and he will be very strong in Abu Dhabi.
“He always is,” said the Australian, who echoes the sentiments of the majority of the paddock who agree Briton Hamilton is the title favourite.
But Webber insists that Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, although 17 points behind, is still in the reckoning.
“It doesn’t matter who was strong where – that was then, this is now,” he said. “Both have done an incredible job this year,” he told the Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten.
Damon Hill, the 1996 world champion, is putting his money on countryman Hamilton.
“Lewis will do it,” he is quoted by the German newspaper Bild.
“I simply cannot imagine a race situation now where he loses the title to Nico, who I think knows that Lewis is just a little bit better than him.”
John Booth, the team boss at Marussia, told the Mirror that if Rosberg does snatch victory from Hamilton at the last hurdle in Abu Dhabi, “It would be a travesty”.Continue Reading →