Hamilton believes teammate Rosberg is still in fight for F1 title
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British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton does not believe that he has broken his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's spirit in their fight for the world championship, saying that the German is massively strong mentally.
Hamilton leads Rosberg by 24 points going into the penultimate round in Brazil, after earning his 10th win of the year in Austin last weekend. His run of five straight wins means the momentum is with the Briton as he pursues a second world championship.
But, Hamilton said that every weekend Rosberg resets, comes in and qualifies on pole, adding that the German is massively strong mentally, The BBC reported.
Hamilton insists that Rosberg is still there, still fighting, even though the German described his defeat to his title rival at Sunday's United States Grand Prix , for which he qualified on pole only to surrender the lead to the Briton on lap 24, as the worst possible way to lose.
With 75 points available in the final races in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, there is still every chance for Rosberg to land his maiden Formula 1 title, despite his recent disappointing sequence.
Even if Rosberg fails to score at Interlagos this weekend and Hamilton wins, his deficit would stand at 49 points with 50 to play for at the season finale on 23 November.
Rosberg has had nine pole positions so far in 2014 but needs to translate that into success on a Sunday and that has proved elusive, with just four wins to his name.
The German said that it would be the same approach from him: fully committed, full attack, try and be on pole in qualifying and then win Interlagos and that's it. He added that there are still many points to be had and a lot can still happen.
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