An Epic Finale To a Special Season

Seth WilliamsContributor INovember 12, 2010

It's like pure magic: Four ridiculous drivers, one race, title on the line, passion, heart, joy, and tears; a battle for the ages; a story for the history books: This is Formula One.

And this is our season finale.

Alonso, Webber, Vettel, and Hamilton: Four men hoping for a drive of their life.

This Sunday, we will witness something truly special, like something from a dream. It gives me chills to think of what must be going through the minds and hearts of these four drivers.

They're just men, just humans, like the rest of us. They'll get up on Sunday morning and get dressed, eat breakfast, and brush their teeth. But come Sunday morning, we will be watching and they will be the ones behind the wheel.

It will not just be another race where they hope to grab a pole or a podium. It will be a race where they must grab a pole and a win.

This is it. No room for error. No do-overs after this.

The tension is building and it's beautiful. It's what makes this sport so incredible.

In other sports, teammates collaborate in order to win. In Formula One, teammates duel and sometimes teammates assist one another. But you never know what it'll be until it happens on the track. So many unknowns with so little time left.

For Alonso, this is nothing new. He's been here more than once. He eats this kind of stuff for lunch.

For Vettel and Hamilton, the young guns, there is much daylight left. They will each have many more opportunities to take the crown.

For Webber, who knows where he stands. This may be his last shot at something he loves. Or maybe his insane passion will bring him back for more.

No matter what kind of fan you are, you can't hide from the fact that this Sunday will be a moment that we might be replaying in our minds and hearts thirty, forty years from now.

This could be the ending to a story that is so powerful that it is what we base and compare future stories on.

In a few days, these four men will take to the track to do what they love to do: Drive cars fast. But in the end, only one of them can take home the knowledge in their heart that they were the best at what they do for one moment in time, for one season in F1.

As they cross that finish line on Sunday, they will hope to taste a dream and to see the colors of victory.