Under the circumstances, leading such a tight battle for the championship after 8 rounds is surely an achievement to be proud of, and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton – who is currently holding that position – thinks the same. According to him, this year's series has turned into “the ultimate challenge”, and being a part of it is like writing history.
However, Red Bull's Mark Webber, until a few days back the dominant leader of the F1 classification, argued that out of the 5 drivers who are currently battling for the championship lead, only two will make it to the final round.
“Last year Jenson won many races at the beginning. But that's not usually what happens. It is more often the case that until mid-season there are three to five drivers all together,” said Webber in an interview with Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.
“70 per cent in there will probably be only three or so in it, and with a few races to go it becomes a duel. Perhaps the champion will even be known before the last race,” added the Australian driver.
The leading 5 drivers of the 2010 season are the two McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button – separated by 3 points on top of the classification – Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and the Red Bull duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Among those 5, only Alonso and Vettel have scored single wins, the other ones having recorded double wins each.