Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not going to give up on the title just yet after seeing table leader Sebastian Vettel increase his advantage at the top of the table to 58 points.
Hamilton came into the weekend as one of the inform drivers in the paddock. He also proved this by managing to qualify for the Belgian Grand Prix on pole position. However, Vettel overtook him in the first lap and managed to win the race itself. This helped him establish a strong lead at the top of the table over the chasing pack that included Fernando Alonso.
Alonso is currently second in the drivers’ championship table, while Hamilton is further behind in the third position. Vettel’s lead over Alonso is 46 points, while it is 58 points to Hamilton. The guys at betting online australia think a Vettel championship win is a foregone conclusion.
Since there are many races left in the campaign, Hamilton is feeling confident about being able to put up a title challenge in the remainder of the season. There are eight races remaining in the F1 calendar for the 2013 season. Hamilton joined Mercedes only at the start of this season. After a mixed start to his career at Mercedes, he has been at his imperious best in the last few races.
“It’s a big, big gap; it’s a huge gap so it’s going to be very tough to close that but I’m going to keep pushing. It’s going to be very, very tough, undoubtedly. He’s just had a phenomenal car for a long, long time and it still is phenomenally quick and he does the job so it’s the perfect package. But we’ve had some really strong races and we’ve been there or thereabouts competing with him and we have finished ahead of him in the past so it doesn’t mean that we can’t do that in these next races,” said Hamilton.