Hamilton entering Brazil confident; Massa has home crowd with him

Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of winning the F1 title at Sunday's finale in Brazil. Who stands in Hamilton's way? Felipe Massa and a home crowd of Brazilians eager to see him bring them a title, writes Dan Knutson.

Updated: October 31, 2008, 9:46 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com

INTERLAGOS, Brazil -- In a way it is, as Yogi Berra would have said, déjà vu all over again.

But then again it's not.

Like last year, Lewis Hamilton heads into this weekend's season finale Brazilian Grand Prix with a seven-point lead over a Ferrari driver in the Formula One World Drivers' Championship.

On the other hand, the dynamics and momentum surrounding Hamilton are considerably different and much more in his favor in 2008 than they were in 2007.

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