I can't win it

Lewis Hamilton has more or less admitted that his chances of winning this year’s Formula One championship are gone after failing to finish for the third time in four races at the Singapore grand prix yesterday. Fernando Alonso finished first and put himself within 11 points of Red Bull’s Mark Webber.

Hamilton collided with Webber and failed to finish the race, which means he now trails the Australian by 20 points with four races to go, and the Brit is far from confident that he can make that difference up.

‘It's a tough call,’ Hamilton said. ‘There are still four races but I couldn't have expected a worse two races, especially at this crucial point of the year.

‘Twenty points is massive. I really just have to keep my head down and hope. I will keep fighting to the end but we are a long way behind now. It will be a hard struggle for the next four races. If I'm honest I am not really thinking about the championship. I've got to just enjoy the rest of the season and what happens happens. It's a bit of a daze really. I'm not sure what happened.

‘I devote all my time and effort into trying to help this team win the championship. I try to do a clean job but I came out unfortunate once again. Fed up is not the right description. Disappointed. Upset. Gutted.’

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