Watch An F1 Driver With Everything To Lose Make The Insane Pass Of A Lifetime

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has one job today: play it safe, and win the championship. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Don’t get into any crashes. He has the right car. Make the podium and you get the championship. Only, well, this spectacular pass around Red Bull’s Max Verstappen happened.

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Holy moly, that was close.

With Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton leading the race, Nico Rosberg needs to make it on the podium to clinch the world championship.

Hamilton appears to be slowing down in the last laps of the race, letting competitors catch up to Rosberg.

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Mmm, that’s playing dirty. This ain’t over yet.

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