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Brazil set for F1 finale

This year's F1 championship will now be decided in Brazil after current leader McLaren's driver Lewis Hamilton slid off the track on his way into the pit lane at the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Chinese Grand Prix was just as dramatic as the Japanese one a week before but this time it was Hamilton who failed to score a point and therefore stays at 107 points. Hamilton's team-mate Fernando Alonso finished third and now has 103 points and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen has 100 points.

Hamilton could have wrapped up the championship had he finished ahead of Alonso but his retirement now means that the decider will be in the final race of the season in Brazil. I can imagine its going to be a tense race for all the three drivers concerned but I still think that with a four point gap, Hamilton should still be the favourite to win his first championship title.

Felipe Massa finished third and I think he could have done Raikkonen a favour had he finished second ahead of Alonso. That would have made the gap between Kimi and Alonso just one point.

This time Toro Rosso-Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel managed to finish the race with a respectable fourth place and it shows that his third place before he crashed at Fuji was no fluke. His team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi also had a good race finishing sixth just behind Honda's Jenson Button.

I think BMW Sauber are having a poor finish to the season with Nick Heidfeld finishing seventh just in front of Red Bull's David Coulthard who took the last points place. The other BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica retired after a hydraulics problems.

Mark Webber this time finished the race but he could only get tenth place between the two Renault cars of Heikki Kovalainen and Giancarlo Fisichella who I thought had a disappointing race.

So its Interlagos to come and decide the championship and I am hoping that Channel Ten will show the race live on television especially as it is starting at 2 am Melbourne which is their favourite time of showing F1 races.

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