Hamilton: I won't give up in title fight

By on Monday, September 1, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to keep fighting all the way to the season finale in Abu Dhabi, despite enduring a series of challenging races.

Hamilton battled to third place in both Germany and Hungary, having started from the back of the grid due to mechanical failures in qualifying, while he had to retire in Belgium following contact with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton consequently heads to this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Monza 29 points behind Rosberg in the title hunt.

"The Italian Grand Prix is always a special one for me in terms of the memories I have there - going right back to my early career," he said.

"The karting championships used to race in Italy quite often and it's also where I met Nico - so that's where our rivalry really began. Monza is such a historic circuit and to win there is a really special feeling. I had that experience in 2012 and I'd love to do it again in 2014.

"Last season we really struggled at this race - but we have a fantastic car this year and I'm confident we can make up for it this time around.

"My aim for the weekend, of course, is to claw back the gap in the Drivers' Championship. It's as big as it's been all season so I've got a lot of work ahead of me - but anything can happen in this sport. I won't give up until the flag drops in Abu Dhabi and there's still plenty of points to be won before then, so it's far from over yet."

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