The 2016 Formula One season is in the final few laps, and there is huge interest amongst fans and experts with the last three races to go. Defending champions Lewis Hamilton still trails teammate Nico Rosberg by 26 points, and the British driver has no other option but to win the Mexican Grand Prix, which is going to take shape on Sunday, and see what happens in the next two races.
Before that, the drivers will be involved in two practice sessions on Friday and one in Saturday morning, while the afternoon will witness teams go all out for qualifying.
It goes without saying that all eyes will be on the Mercedes drivers in Mexico, and the duo of Rosberg and Hamilton have been fascinating so far this season. Rosberg has won nine races this season while Hamilton has clinched seven, which reflects their dominance this season.
However, another victory for Rosberg in Mexico can help the German win the title if Hamilton finishes outside top 10 on Sunday. Rosberg is aware of it, and he will hope for a fine performance and clinch his maiden F1 title as well.
"I'm well aware of that, and yeah, it's been a great season so far, which has put me into this position, y'know," F1's official website quoted Rosberg as saying.
Hamilton is still in the game for the F1 title, but his chances, to be fair, looks a little slim. Even if he manages to win the last three races of the season, he will have to depend on the performance of Rosberg, who can clinch the title with two second place and one third place finish as well.
One look at Hamilton's performance in the United States GP reflected his determination to push Rosberg all the way, as he clinched the last race in a comfortable manner. He will be keen to do the same in Mexico and make the season furthermore interesting.
It is impossible to keep the focus away from Rosberg and Hamilton for this Mexican Grand Prix, but drivers such as Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen, who have all been good this season, will hope to shine during the race on Sunday.
Where to watch live
Mexican Grand Prix schedule
First Friday Practice Session: 10:00 a.m. local time, 8:30 p.m. IST
Second Friday Practice Session: 2:00 p.m. local time, 12:30 a.m. IST
Final Practice Session (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. local time, 8:30 p.m. IST
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