F1’s famous finales: As Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen fight for the world title, here are five extraordinary last-race deciders… from James Hunt risking his life to Michael Schumacher’s dastardly deeds and an infamous British three-way fight

One of grand prix racing’s most rancorous duels reaches its conclusion on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. After 21 races of see-sawing fortunes, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are locked level on points, and it is winner takes all. But there remains the prospect that Verstappen will ram Hamilton off the road because he leads on countback — nine race wins to eight. Hunt had to finish third or better to win the title, so suddenly he wanted the race to go ahead. Taking a one-point lead over the Briton into the final race in Adelaide, Schumacher ran off the road, came back on and turned into Hill’s Williams. Bandini waved Surtees through into the second place he needed to win the title by one point.

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