Kimi Raikkonen: No reason for Nico Rosberg to change approach in F1 title fight

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Kimi Raikkonen believes Nico Rosberg should not alter his approach at this weekend's Formula One title showdown at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Rosberg has frequently relied on a 'one-race-at-a-time' mentality in 2016 -- which has served him well throughout the year -- and heads into the season finale knowing a podium finish would be enough for him to clinch his maiden F1 title, regardless of where Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton finishes.

Raikkonen says there is no reason for the German to change his attitude in Abu Dhabi and feels either Rosberg or Hamilton would be worthy championship winners.

"I don't think there's a point in doing anything different to what you normally do," Raikkonen said. "You always come to a race and try and do the maximum. I don't know what will happen on Sunday obviously, we will see on Sunday and over the weekend. Who knows what will happen but whoever wins deserves it."

In a similarly-poised title scenario in 2007, Raikkonen successfully overturned a 17-point deficit in the final two races to snatch the championship by a single point from Hamilton.

Recalling his 2007 title triumph, the Finn said: "When I was in that situation we had nothing to lose, so we go as any other race. Our only chance was to try and win and then see what happens to the other guys.

"We had a strong weekend and a strong last part of the year so obviously that helped. As a team they did a very good job of it and then obviously had some luck involved and all things fell into place."