The 2015 season draws to a close on Sunday with many drivers and teams pushing for the final time in 2015 to get the best result possible.
The Driver and Constructor Championship is already over when Mercedes secured the Constructors Championship at the Russian grand prix and when Lewis Hamilton secured the Drivers Championship at the next race in America.
Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel are the top 3 in the Drivers Championship but there are some close battles round down the field.
Valtteri Bottas VS Kimi Raikkonen for 4th place.
The battle of the Finnish drivers have left them taking each other out in the last couple of races. First it was at the Russian grand prix where on the last lap, both were fighting for the the final podium spot when Raikkonen took the inside line and hit Bottas, neither got the podium. Then in the Mexican grand prix, Bottas took the inside line and hit Raikkonen. Raikkonen retired while Bottas continued.
Bottas is in 4th place with 136 points while Raikkonen is in 5th place with 135 points.
Daniil Kvyat VS Daniel Ricciardo for 7th place.
Only 10 points separate the Red Bull drivers in the Championship but it is Kvyat who has the advantage going into the final round. With both Torro Rosso drivers making their mark this year, both Red Bull drivers have come under a bit of pressure to perform. The engine trouble with Renault hasn’t helped.
Kvyat is in 7th place with 94 points while Ricciardo is in 8th place with 84 points.
Nico Hulkenberg VS Romain Grosjean VS Max Verstappen for 10th place.
Hulkenberg leads this trio for the battle for 10th place with Grosjean and Verstappen tied on points in 11th and 12th. Hulkenberg’s team-mate Sergio Perez is in 9th place on 68 points, 16 points ahead of Hulkenberg. So Perez has 9th place in the bag unless something happens for Hulkenberg to finish well. Abu Dhabi will be Grosjean’s last race for Lotus as he joins Haas f1 when they enter the sport in 2016. Verstappen has been one of the stars in 2015, pulling off some amazing overtakes. In his first year, he has done very well.
Hulkenberg is in 10th place with 52 points while Grosjean and Verstappen are in 11th and 12th place on 69 points each.
Felipe Nasr is in 13th place with Pastor Maldonado is in 14th place, both are tied on 27 points each.
Carlos Sainz is in 15th place with 18 points with Jenson Button is in 16th place with 16 points.
Fernando Alonso is in 17th place with 11 points with Marcus Ericsson in 18th place with 9 points.
Lotus VS Torro Rosso
Lotus are in 6th place with 76 points while Torro Rosso are in 7th place with 67 points.
Sauber VS McLaren
Sauber are in 8th place with 36 points while McLaren are in 9th place with 27 points. It will be remarkable if McLaren pull this off due to the season they have had.