Lewis Hamilton admits it would be painful not to take the World Drivers’ Championship this season, but is going to give it his all in the last two races of the year.
The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team racer sits nineteen points behind team-mate Nico Rosberg with just this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to come, but despite it being out of his hands, he is going all out to match the pace he’s had in the past two races that he has dominated in the United States and Mexico.
Hamilton knows anything can happen in Formula 1 and is looking to take advantage the speed advantage of the W07 Hybrid around the Autódromo José Carlos Pace this weekend to keep himself in contention heading into the Abu Dhabi finale.
“It’s a great feeling when you’re able to show the kind of pace I’ve shown at the past two races,” said Hamilton. “Everyone has worked so hard and the car has really been faultless. The speed has been there all season – I just haven’t always had the opportunity to take advantage of it.
“In terms of the Championship, it’s an unusual scenario to be in – fighting for something and not knowing for sure that what you do will guarantee you’re able to make it. One outcome would be painful and the other would be a great achievement. Regardless, I’m going to keep pushing.
“Since the beginning of my Formula One career I’ve seen that everything can change even at the very last moment, so you have to fight to the bitter end. I’ve never won in Brazil, so I go into this weekend focused on changing that.”