Lewis Hamilton: Points lead 'zero comfort' in F1 2014 title battle

Lewis Hamilton says he takes zero comfort from his points advantage going into the 2014 Formula 1 season finale, even though second place would make him champion

Lewis Hamilton: Points lead 'zero comfort' in F1 2014 title battle

With his Mercedes F1 team so dominant this season, shadowing team-mate Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi should on paper be fairly straightforward for Hamilton.

But Hamilton says that the shadow of double points leaves him on edge, as if he retires, Rosberg can be champion by finishing fifth.

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"There is zero comfort going into the next race because it's 50 points to gain and that's never happened in Formula 1 before," said Hamilton.

"It just so happens to be this season and, in the last race you never know what's going to happen. So I'm going to the last race to win."

Hamilton believed he could have won the Brazilian Grand Prix if he had not spun in the middle of the race as he pushed hard to try to get past Nico Rosberg during a pitstop window.

A triumph at Interlagos would have been enough to give him a 31-point lead heading into Abu Dhabi.

Even so, Hamilton says that he has no regrets about what happened, and will not rue the moment as decisive even if he loses the title.

"I don't think I'd made any mistakes in a race [in 2014] as far as I can remember," he said.

"That was a mistake but I'm not going to look back on it, it's done and dusted.

"I'm not leaving with any regrets. It's seven points [lost] but I still got second."

HOW THE TITLE WILL BE WON IN ABU DHABI

Rosberg wins the title if:
* He finishes first and Hamilton does not finish second
* He finishes second and Hamilton is outside the top five
* He finishes third and Hamilton is outside the top six
* He finishes fourth and Hamilton is outside the top eight
* He finishes fifth and Hamilton is outside the top nine

Hamilton wins the title if:
* He finishes first or second
* He finishes third, fourth or fifth and Rosberg doesn't win
* He finishes sixth and Rosberg is outside the top three
* He finishes eighth and Rosberg is outside the top four
* He finish ninth or worse and Rosberg is outside the top five

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