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Hamilton's Win Takes Thrilling F1 Season to Final Showdown

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates at the podium after winning the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jiddah, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Left is second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Ron the right is third, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates at the podium after winning the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jiddah, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Left is second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Ron the right is third, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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(AP) -- The increasingly tense Formula One title fight between defending champion Lewis Hamilton and his formidable challenger, Max Verstappen, will head to the last race of the season with the fierce rivals level on points.

Next weekend's Abu Dhabi showdown will see Hamilton crowned for a record eighth time — or Verstappen win his first title.