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Nico Rosberg looking to keep things simple against teammate Lewis Hamilton

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Formula One driver Nico Rosberg has revealed that his strategy over the final three Grand Prix's of the season is to “keep it simple”.

Rosberg is currently 26 points ahead of second placed Lewis Hamilton, which allows the German to finish second to his Mercedes teammate in the three remaining races and still claim the title.

Rosberg claimed: Of course, I'm aware of that.

"It's an obvious calculation which everybody is telling me and it's great, but the approach is keep it simple - just look for the race win." 

Rosberg's advantage at this stage has been partially attributed to Hamilton’s reliability issues, but the current Formula One leader claimed that he was not allowing the fact that he is probably going to face technical issues himself, due to the law of averages, play into his head.

"That's not within my control so I completely block that out."

Hamilton picked up his first win since the German Grand Prix back in July when he finished first in Austin, Texas, this past Sunday. 

However, mistakes and technical issues have cost the 31-year-old Brit dearly this season, most notably in Malaysia earlier this month, where Hamilton looked set for victory before having to retire due to engine failure.

"Not many seasons there can be 100% reliability on a car…will that be the case on Nico's? I guess time will tell…I can't get fixated on that. I just have to focus on mine…I am hoping that for these last four I have 100% reliability.

"That would be a breath of fresh air and I will try to utilise that opportunity with driving as I did in Austin."

The final three Grand Prix's of the year take place in Mexico, Brazil, and Abu Dhabi, and Rosberg can be crowned the champion if he wins this weekend and Hamilton fails to win any points.

The German will also be crowned champion if he wins the race and Hamilton obtains just the one point, as he will have more wins and will be 50 points clear with 50 left to play for.

Does Hamilton have any chance of catching teammate Rosberg? Have YOUR say in the comments below.

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