Two-time Formula One world champion Mika Hakkinen says this year’s season is up for grabs between Brawn GP’s Jenson Button and teammate Rubens Barrichello - and it could come down to the very last race.

Championship leader Button leads Barrichello by 15 points and can clinch the title at this weekend’s Japanese Formula One Grand Prix if he scores five points more than his Brazilian teammate.

Hakkinen says “Just as it happened last year and as it happened to me, the championship could be decided in the last race.”

The 1998 and 1999 Formula One champion spoke on Thursday at a forum in Venezuela’s capital to warn about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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