No no this is even if Vettel wins 5 races and come second in rest 3 Lewis will win the championship by 3 points provided Lewis wins 3 races and comes 2nd in all remaining 5 races.WaikeCU wrote: ↑Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:18 amThat is if Vettel doesn't bottle it and wins 5 of them, you say? I could expect another DNF by either of them.siskue2005 wrote: ↑Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:16 pmOut of the next 8 races, Lewis only needs to win 3 races and come 2nd in the rest of 5 races to win the championship by 3 points ..............i think the championship will go down the wire.
Realistically Lewis can win Suzuka, Austin and Brazil.....rest he can scrape in 2nd at the minimum.
Lewis current point = 231
3 wins + 5 2nd places = 165
So total after final race = 396
Vettel current point = 214
5 wins + 3 2nd place = 179
So total after final race = 393
So this scenario Lewis wins by 3 points
So Lewis can afford to come 2nd in 5 races as long as he wins the rest.
Whereas Vettel needs to win 6 out 8 at the minimum to win
This is not including other factors such as teammates in between, dnf etc etc....as hoping bad luck for others or hoping either will finish beyond 2nd place is out of their own hand....and they just need to do this to win