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Lewis Hamilton will take defeat to Nico Rosberg 'like a man'

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Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he would take defeat to rival and teammate Nico Rosberg "like a man" should he lose out to the German in the title race. 

Hamilton trails his long-time rival by 33 points with just four races to go and is facing an uphill battle to retain his world title.

The 31-year-old was speaking at Thursday's press conference ahead of the United States Grand Prix in Austin this weekend and took a much different tone in to it than his last appearance in front of the media in Japan. 


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When asked how he would handle defeat to his teammate, Hamilton replied: "I will try and take it like a man if Nico wins the championship. You can't win them all.

"Look at all the world champions in the past that have won championships and lost championships. It is part of the game.

"I am in the position right now where there are still a lot of points available, so I will give it everything I have got and still have the belief that anything is possible."

The Brit handled his media duties courteously and professionally in stark contrast to his bolshy and dejected attitude two weeks ago at Suzuka, where he seemed more interested in messing around on Snapchat than engaging in the press conference.

He also then cancelled his interviews after the race, in which he dropped further points to Rosberg, and subsequently blocked a number of journalists on his social media accounts. 

On that matter, the three-time world champion commented: "I don't actually manage every single part of my own social media.

"I have a couple of people that do, and my general approach is if you see someone talking smack, cut it.

"I guess I had flown back to Asia, and I got a message later - I don't know who had been blocked. I don't have a lot of time to go online and do that...I think it's a lot of people, not just media. It was a blocking spree. But I don't even have the Twitter app on my phone."

Hamilton will be hoping to have a better qualifying performance and a better start this weekend compared to his last outing, and although mechanical issues have hampered him on numerous occasions, he seemed to accept that that is how it goes sometimes.

"Out of the 10 times the car has been good, I have often done the job, but there have been a few - particularly in the first few seconds of the race - that have not gone that well. But that is motor racing."

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