If Nico Rosberg wins this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, no matter what Lewis Hamilton does, he will be crowned Formula 1 world champion for the first time.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is unlikely to be happy. Last year, he classed Rosberg as "bad for my business" and last month said Rosberg winning the title "wouldn't necessarily help the sport because there is nothing to write about him" and "even in Germany it wouldn't help".
Many will also say he has been lucky, given Hamilton has been struck down by unreliability at crucial moments this year. But every champion needs a bit of luck.