I won't give up in title fight, Hamilton vows
1 September 2014 – Lewis Hamilton insists that he will not give up in his quest for the 2014 Formula 1 title, as he looks to cut Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's 29-point championship lead at the Italian Grand Prix.
Hamilton has experienced a challenging run of weekends, battling through the field to third in Germany and Hungary after consecutive technical issues in qualifying and retiring in Belgium following a clash with Rosberg.
A total of 200 points are available over the final seven races, including the doubled Abu Dhabi season finale.
"My aim for the weekend, of course, is to claw back the gap in the Drivers' Championship," said Hamilton.
"It's as big as it's been all season so I've got a lot of work ahead – but anything can happen in this sport. I won't give up until the flag drops in Abu Dhabi and there's plenty of points to be won before, so it's far from over yet."
Whilst Rosberg is aware that nothing is guaranteed, the German remains hopeful of fending off Hamilton.
"It's still all to play for in the championship and with double points in Abu Dhabi anything can happen," he said.
"I'm focused on taking the maximum points possible in the remaining seven races and I know the team is too."