Four contenders for the title
Not coming at the start of the race in Malaysia, Kimi Raikkonen lost a mathematical chance to win the championship. Now, five races before the end of the season, to the title claimed by only four.In the five remaining races, you can earn no more than 125 points. Thus, to get ahead of the leader Lewis Hamilton, who scored 281 points, only those pilots, on account of which already have 156 points. This small group includes Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas and Daniel ricciardo. The pilot of Red Bull at the Japanese Grand Prix you must win with Hamilton at least 4 points to keep the title of contender for the title.In the constructors ' championship, any team could theoretically still earn 215 points. But the odds ahead of Mercedes was only Ferrari.