Martin Brundle is not yet ruling Lewis Hamilton out of the running for the Formula One World Championship, as the season passes the halfway stage in Hungary this weekend.

The Mercedes man trails championship leader Sebastian Vettel by 58 points, but the Sky Sports broadcaster thinks that this title challenge is far from over.

“There’s a long way to go in this championship. Halfway through the Hungarian Grand Prix is halfway through the championship season, so many points to come,” Brundle told Sky Sports News.

Since leaving McLaren at the end of 2012, Hamilton has enjoyed a much faster car at Mercedes, but is still waiting for that elusive first victory for the German team.

As Brundle explained, a first win isn’t out of the question: “Lewis is still in there. He’s got some points on the board so he’s not out of sight already. He’s got the pole positions, the victories haven’t come his way – two have gone to (Nico) Rosberg of course, his team mate who’s driving beautifully.”

If he continues to stick his car at the front of the grid, then surely it is only a matter of time before he converts a pole into a top step on the podium.

And with 250 points still to play for in the remaining 10 Grands Prix, the 2008 World Champion is surely not out of the running for a second title just yet.

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