These photos from the 2008 Brazil Grand Prix can inspire Lewis Hamilton to glory in 2016

In seasons gone by, Brazil has been the final Formula One race of the season, and therefore where drama often reaches its climax.

That was no more in evidence than in 2008, when Lewis Hamilton secured the Formula One World Championship in dramatic fashion.

With that in mind, we thought Lewis could do with reminding of the glory of the 2008 Brazil Grand Prix before he goes up against title favourite Nico Rosberg this weekend in what is now the penultimate race of the season.

Remember this Lewis? Despite leading Felipe Massa by seven points when you arrived at Interlagos, it was his home grand prix. On top of that, he qualified in pole position and you had to start fourth.

If Massa won, you need to finish fifth or higher Lewis. With the rain coming down, the pressure was on – that’s Massa leading and you trailing in fourth.

Horrendous conditions, cars everywhere, and changeable weather. You coped with it all Lewis.

This is you leading Timo Glock near the start of the race. You’d need to overtake him again on the second to last corner of the race in order to win.

And despite pit-stops, tyre changes and confusing weather…

…on the penultimate corner of the race, you overtook Glock and snatched fifth place…

…and you became champion of the world.

Remember the feeling?

Celebrating with family and friends, colleagues and others.

You can’t win it in Brazil this year, Lewis…

…but you can make it possible.

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