Losing F1 title due to final-race double points system will 'suck': Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that it would suck if he lost the Formula One world championship as a result of the controversial final-race double points system this year.
London: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that it would suck if he lost the Formula One world championship as a result of the controversial final-race double points system this year.
Hamilton is 17 points clear of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg with three races to go, starting in the US this weekend, and has nine wins to the German's four. But, depending on results, he could win in Austin and Brazil and still lose the title if he retires in Abu Dhabi .
He said that it would suck big time if that were the case, but added that he is not even going to put that negative energy out there. He said that he is just going to try and do the best job he could with the car that he has and what would be would be, The BBC reported.
The Briton also said that this is the rule that they have brought in for the first time, adding that he doesn't know if any of them agrees with it or do not agree with it, but it is the way it is and one just has to deal with it and hope for the best.
Rosberg was one of the most vociferous opponents of the double-points idea when it was introduced and said that he was still opposed to it, but added that Formula One had to be open to new ideas.
Hamilton heads into this weekend's race in Austin looking for a fifth consecutive win, having won four races in a row for the second time this season, the report added.