Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel will draw inspiration from Kimi Raikkonen's dramatic title triumph two years ago as he looks to overhaul Jenson Button in the final two races of the Formula One season.
Raikkonen trailed championship favourite Lewis Hamilton by 17 points going into the last two rounds but won his maiden championship in dramatic fashion as victories in China and Brazil, coupled with the Englishman beaching his McLaren in the gravel in Shanghai and only managing seventh at Interlagos, saw the Ferrari driver claim the crown by a solitary point.
"Two years ago, Kimi (Raikkonen) had quite a big gap (to Hamilton) with two races to go. Everyone said to Lewis it will not be a problem, sitting in one of the most competitive cars, just get a couple of points, but you can see sometimes things just don't work your way. Anything is possible," he said.
Vettel's dominant weekend at Suzuka - he led from pole to win the 53-lap race having topped all three of Saturday's qualifying sessions - saw the German close to within 16 points of championship leader Button.
And the 22-year-old is hoping history can repeat itself in 2009 as the teams head to Interlagos in two weeks' time and then on to Abu Dhabi for the season finale.
"We were good at Brazil last year," he added. "This time we go with an even stronger car so it should be better and the last race in Abu Dhabi is a bit unknown.
"I will fight until the end, until the last breath. Two more races like this and it is looking better. We have to push ourselves to the maximum and try to win, get as many points as we can, and everything else is out of our hands.
"It was good points for the championship. I think it looks a bit better now so it's a shame there's only two races to go, but that's life. We are here to fight, so let's see. Anything is still possible as you can see. It can change quickly."
However the three-way battle for the title unfolds - Vettel is just two points behind Button's Brawn GP team-mate Rubens Barrichello in second - the German believes Red Bull can still celebrate an excellent 2009 campaign.
"Looking back, I think we have had a great season," he added. "Obviously we should have been more consistent to fight for the championship right now, it was a little bit too much up and down. Sometimes things didn't go our way, that's part of racing I guess, it happens."