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Lewis Hamilton has 'no idea' whether he'll overtake Nico Rosberg

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Lewis Hamilton enters the final stages of the Formula 1 season eight points off the pace after Nico Rosberg turned on the style over the past few races.

He trails his Mercedes teammate with the pair blowing the rest of the drivers away once again this season, leaving the battle for top spot most definitely a two-horse race. 

However, the British driver has admitted that he has 'no idea' if he can snatch the momentum away from his German counterpart.

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This Sunday will see the pair race in the Malaysian Grand Prix, the first of the final six races. The German driver has been number one on the podium in the last three races, so it is understandable why Hamilton is maybe a little less confident about securing his third successive Championship. 

The Brit managed to secure a podium finish last week in Singapore, even after being forced to start in last place after receiving an engine penalty.

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Speaking after the weekend, Hamilton said: "Singapore was a difficult weekend for me, so to come away with a podium in the circumstances was pretty good damage limitation.

"Ultimately, Nico did an exceptional job and I didn't have my best weekend.

"I have no idea if the momentum will swing back to me or when it might. But we still have six races left, so I just have to keep giving it my all and hope for the best. That's all you can do as a sportsman.

"It's going to take some good results to get back in front and stay there - but I've had plenty of those in the past, so there's no reason to think they won't come back to me again."

F1 Grand Prix of Singapore

Rosberg dominated the whole weekend from start to finish, in what was arguably the most convincing win of his career.  

Rosberg's record in the final six races in the 2015 season may concern Hamilton fans.

The German won three of the final six last season, as well as securing pole for five of them.

However, Rosberg has played down his title hopes, saying: 'As far as the next race goes, or the next one after that and so on...it's anyone's game.'

But, with his eight point lead, and recent form, he is now considered the firm favourite.

F1 Grand Prix of Singapore

Although, it is not all doom and gloom for the four-time winner.

Assuming that in these remaining races the Mercedes pair secure first and second, Hamilton would still be crowned Champion if he won four out of the six final races.

Easier said than done, but it is not out of reach for Hamilton, whose record speaks for itself when it comes to winning titles. 

Hamilton will no doubt be pushing Rosberg to the end.

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