Rosberg admits reliance on bad luck for Hamilton

By on Thursday, November 6, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Title contender Nico Rosberg has admitted that he needs to rely on 'something happening' to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton if he is to win this year's championship.

Rosberg trails Hamilton by 24 points in the fight for the title, meaning that Hamilton can afford to finish second to Rosberg in Brazil and Abu Dhabi and still win the championship.

"It’s clear that I need to rely on something happening," he said.

"For sure there’s not enough for me to win, unfortunately, but that’s the way it is. Anyways, in sport so much can happen, so I’m still very optimistic."

Rosberg could still win the championship courtesy of double points in Abu Dhabi but denied that winning solely because of the rule change would cheapen any potential title.

"I wouldn’t respond," he said when asked if the title would be hollow.

"Everybody can have their opinion and in sport it’s the points that count in the end and of course, then you can debate who deserved it more or less. That’s always going to be the case."

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