Three is the number of the weekend in Abu Dhabi where a top three finish guarantees Nico Rosberg a first World title while Lewis Hamilton needs be P3 or higher to even be in the running.
Rosberg will arrive on the Yas Marina grid this Sunday with a 12-point advantage over his Mercedes team-mate in the Drivers’ standings.
That means he will win his first World title if…
He finishes on the podium no matter what Hamilton does
He is fourth, fifth or sixth and Hamilton does not win the grand prix
He is P7 or P8 and Hamilton is third or lower
He is P9 or P10 and Hamilton is outside the top three
Hamilton fails to make it onto the podium
Hamilton, though, is not out of the running.
He will win his fourth World title if…
He wins the grand prix and Rosberg is fourth or lower
He is second and Rosberg is outside the top six
He is third and Rosberg is P9 or lower