If the Brit finishes first or second then he will have won his second world crown regardless of where Rosberg comes.
Mansell told reporters: “He’s got the championship in one hand and I feel sure it’s his to lose now.”
The season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will see double points up for grabs, although many inside F1 don’t want to see it have an effect on the title race.
Mansell agrees: “I’d hate for either one of them to go into the last race and have a mechanical and lose the world championship because of double points.
“You have to have reliability; you have to stay away from trouble and back-markers. Punctures and all the things that can happen to you. They’ll be focused very, very clearly on nursing that car around the circuit.”
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