NOV 15th 2022

Ben Miles

The 10 best F1 title‑deciding races ever

The Formula 1 world championship has seen several hugely intense title battles over the years, and it’s extraordinary to think that, over the course of a long season of up to 22 races, we have seen the championship decided at the final race on 30 occasions. The 2021 season was the second time in history that two drivers fighting for the championship have gone into the final race level on points – the other being Emerson Fittipaldi and Clay Regazzoni in 1974. With everything that can happen during an F1 season, from mechanical failures to racing incidents and regular doses of controversy, there is nothing we enjoy more than a good old title decider.

But the championship doesn’t have to come down to the final race of the year in order to provide a great deal of drama. Some of the biggest names in motorsport: Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have all won titles in dramatic circumstances, but we’ve picked what we believe are the ten best title-deciding races in F1 history.


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