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F1 Debate: Would Nico Rosberg be 2016’s deserving world champion?

F1 Debate: Would Nico Rosberg be 2016’s deserving world champion?
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It’s a question which has swirled in the F1 paddock and the media for some time – would Nico Rosberg be 2016’s deserving world champion given team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s mechanical problems?

Rosberg holds a 26-point championship lead over his Mercedes team-mate and could clinch his first F1 crown as early as this weekend’s Mexican GP if results go his way.

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The German has won nine times – only three drivers have ever claimed more in a single season – and qualified on the front row for every race so far, but some have suggested the engine issues which have hobbled Hamilton’s season have distorted the battle between them.

Sky F1’s Ted Kravitz and David Croft are each given one side of the argument to debate by referee Craig Slater of Sportsclubsociety News HQ – with the match-up fittingly taking place in the wrestling ring specially constructed in the Mexican GP paddock.

Watch the full debate in the video above – and see which Sky F1 pundit is counted out!

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