Biggest Late-Season Comebacks in Formula 1 History

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Published: November 2, 2016

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Lewis Hamilton is in the midst of what would be a historic comeback, should he be able to catch his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg, for the Formula One drivers' title. Historic, but not altogether unprecedented.

With four races remaining this season, Hamilton trailed Rosberg by 33 points, with 25 available for a victory. Two straight victories for the Brit, with his team-mate following him home in second each time, has reduced the gap to 19 points—but there are only two races left.

It might sound like an impossible task—and with Rosberg's near-bulletproof reliability thus far, it might be—but history should give Hamilton some hope.

The scoring systems have changed over the years, with race wins worth nine points, then 10, now 25, but seven times in the past, a driver has made up a deficit of at least one victory's worth of points with three or fewer races remaining to win the title.

The only caveat for Hamilton fans hoping history repeats itself this year: All but one of those eventual champions (Sebastian Vettel in 2010) benefited from at least one retirement by their opponent in those final races.

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