Hamilton or Rosberg?

Readers think Hamilton will win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, despite the numbers

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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg (L) and British driver Lewis Hamilton attend the drivers press conference ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 24, 2016.
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The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix concluded at the Yas Marina Circuit yesterday, and nearly three quarters of Gulf News’ poll respondents believed Lewis Hamilton would lift the trophy.

All the numbers however, point to German championship leader Nico Rosberg, who is leading with 367 points. His British teammate is trailing by 12 points and has admitted he faces “pretty impossible odds” to win a fourth world crown.

But Rosberg can afford to let Hamilton win, knowing a podium finish at Yas Marina will bring him a first Formula One championship, to match Finnish father Keke’s 1982 triumph.

So why are poll voters still rooting for Hamilton? Perhaps it’s because the popular Mercedes-GP driver has had two wins to Rosberg’s one at Abu Dhabi in previous seasons. A hat trick would be a memorable way to end the Grand Prix.

What did you think of the final race? Tell us at readers@gulfnews.com

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