Well, with still one more Formula 1 Grand Prix to be run, in Abu Dhabi, we already have the new world champion. Jenson Button, from Great Britain, clinched the championship this afternoon in Brazil, placing fifth for the day, but number 1 for the season. There is no way anyone can get enough points to pass him so he is the new champion.
Congratulations, Jenson! A worthy successor to Lewis Hamilton, who also became world champion, last year, in the Brazil Grand Prix, finishing fifth in the race and first for the year. (By the way, Hamilton finished today in third place. Not too shabby.)
I see a pattern - Brazil as champion-maker!