Hamilton: I'm still in the fight

By on Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton says he is happy that he is still in the fight for the world title after qualifying in second position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton was unable to match Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg during qualifying at the Yas Marina Circuit and will line-up behind his team-mate, albeit with a 17 point advantage in the championship.

"I’m not particularly disappointed," he said. "Of course you always want to be on pole, Q1, Q2 was good, Q3 [I] didn’t put a lap together. [They] just weren't great laps, Nico did a great job and we’re still there for the fight tomorrow."

Hamilton, who has fought for the world title at the last round of the year on three occasions, says he is wiser heading into 2014's finale.

"I don’t remember much from 2008 but it was a great season, this is different, I’m much older, hopefully wiser, I’ve learned a lot on the way, it’s different racing your team-mate compared to someone from another team," he concluded.

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