Lewis Hamilton heads to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale showdown adamant that he will fight all the way to the chequered flag, but at the same times acknowledges that the odds are stacked against him.
In his preview for the decisive race at Yas Marina Circuit, Hamilton said, “It’s not been a perfect season and I’m faced with pretty impossible odds no matter what I do this weekend.”
“I’m feeling super strong in this amazing car that everyone at the factories has worked so hard to give us. I’ve had 31 wins in four years with this team so far, which is just crazy. I’m so thankful for the great opportunity these guys have given me. We’re continuing to make history together.”
Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate leads the championship standings by 12 points and simply needs to finish right behind the reigning world champion to claim his first title.
But Hamilton declared, “I can’t and won’t give up. You never know what might happen – however unlikely it may seem. I’ll be proud of myself and what I’ve achieved as long as I feel I’ve given my all and performed at my best. And, whatever happens, I’m proud of everyone who’s been a part of the success we’ve shared over the past few years.’
“I’m approaching this weekend the same as I do every race. I want to win and I’ll give it everything to finish the season on a high,” added Hamilton who will be hunting his tenth grand prix win of the season when he lines up on the grid at Yas Marina on Sunday.