Standings leader Nico Rosberg has been warned by Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton that the hunt for the Formula 1 world title remains very much on. Hamilton secured victory in a rainy Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to take the title chase into the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, where Rosberg will carry a 12-point lead.
Nico is doing all he has to do, finish every race and not have any problems.
That means that a top-three finish for the German will ensure a first drivers’ crown, even if Hamilton wins for the tenth time this season and for the fourth Grand Prix in a row.
However, Hamilton has vowed to do all he can to overturn Rosberg’s advantage, even if he accepts that he is the underdog to be world champion for the fourth time.
He said after a superb win at Interlagos: “I’m still hunting, hunting. I will give it everything I’ve got in Abu Dhabi, which has generally been a good track for me.
“Nico has finished every race this season, so beating him is going to be difficult, but I will take the speed I’ve got to try to win the race.
“Nico is doing all he has to do, finish every race and not have any problems.
“I am in an awkward position going into the last race, it doesn’t make a big difference if I drive like I do now because I have already lost so much in the year.
“But I won’t give up because you never know what could happen.”
Hamilton, winner in Abu Dhabi in both 2011 and 2014, is available at 10/3 to be crowned world champion at Yas Marina on Sunday 27th November, with Rosberg priced at 1/5.
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