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What happens in the event of a tie in the World Cup?

What happens in the event of a tie in the World Cup?

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are currently restricted to the top of the drivers’ ratings. The next and final race of the season should provide clarity. But what happens if both fail or not get into the points? SPOX shows you who won the world title with a tie.

It’s been a long time since two Formula 1 drivers started the last race of the season with the exact same number of points: in 1974 Clay Rigazzoni and Emerson Fittipaldi competed for the world title. The latter won the second title of his career in the final with only three points.

Now it comes to the re-release of this historic episode in Formula One: Dutchman Max Verstappen has led the standings for a long time, and the return of rival Lewis Hamilton seemed almost hopeless. The turning point was the new engine the Briton had installed before the Brazilian Grand Prix. Balance since: Three wins from three races.

With Verstappen second in all three races on Sunday, Hamilton is not yet in the lead. Before the last meeting this year, the two drivers were closer to each other than ever before – it couldn’t be more exciting.

Formula – Verstappen vs Hamilton: What happens in the event of a tie?

But who will actually win the world championship this year if, say, both drivers drop out of the race or don’t get the points. To put it more simply: Who would be the world champion if there was a tie?