Lewis Hamilton has it all to do in the final four races of the 2016 Formula 1 season if he wants to retain his title and become a four times world champion, should he not succeed he plans to take it like a man.
Ahead of the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Hamilton was asked how he would react if he failed to beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to the title, he responded, “I will try to take it like a man. You can’t win them all. Look at all the world champions in the past who have won and lost championships, it is part of the game.”
“I am in a position right now where there are still a lot of points available so I will give it everything I’ve got and believe anything is possible but then I will move on.”
“Once it is decided and it happens all I can do is shape the future which is next year. Life will move on, we go into next season and hopefully come back stronger.”
Hamilton’s season has taken a dip in recent races. He has not won a grand prix since July while Rosberg has racked up four wins f=during the same period.
“We would always be having close battles, all of us here, if all things were equal … whatever our scenarios are there would be a certain result. Obviously this year it’s been a little bit different in terms of how our performances have been, particularly mechanically, and there’s nothing you can do about that.
“Out of the ten times the car has been good, whatever it is, I’ve often done the job with it. But then there definitely has been a few that in the first few seconds of the race hasn’t gone that well, but that’s racing sometimes,” explained Hamilton.