Hamilton unfazed by double points

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Published: Thursday 30th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Lewis Hamilton is determined not to let the spectre of double points on offer in the final grand prix impact on his mindset over the final few weeks of the season.

Hamilton heads into this weekend’s race in the United States with a 17-point cushion over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg following a storming run of four successive victories.

But despite all of Hamilton’s hard work to close the gap of 29 points he faced following his collision with Rosberg in Belgium that forced him out of the race, it could be undone in one fell swoop next month.

With 50 points to the winner in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton could spearhead one-two finishes at the next two races to take a lead of 31 points, win 11 of the 19 races this year, yet still lose out to Rosberg.

Asked whether he felt the new regulation for this year was fair, the 29-year-old replied: “I think the question is ‘what is fair?’

“This is the rule they have brought in for the first time; do I really agree with it? I don’t know if any of us agree with it or do not agree with it.

“But it is the way it is and you just have to deal with it and hope for the best really.

“It (losing the title to double points) would suck if that was the case – big time – but I’m not even going to put that negative energy out there.

“I’m just going to try and do the best job I can with the car I have and what will be will be, I guess.”

Suggested to Hamilton the rule should be scrapped for next year, he concurred, adding: “For the future, I wouldn’t perhaps advise it for the following years, but….”

After suffering a number of technical issues this season that have compromised his championship chances, the question is who or what poses the bigger threat to him winning his second crown – Rosberg or unreliability?

“It’s a good question. I don’t know. They are both relatively decent threats,” said Hamilton, sporting his latest piece of bling, a gold picture frame on a chain around his neck inside of which was a picture of Andy Warhol’s Daimler collection.

“But the guys have worked very hard to eradicate those through the year so I hope we can go through these next races together as a team without any of those issues.”

Published: Thursday 30th October 2014 by The News Editor

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