Lewis Hamilton believes he is in a strong position for tomorrow's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, starting from the front row of the grid with nothing to lose. The McLaren driver only has a chance of the title if he wins the race and misfortune strikes Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. But he says he will not focus on the title or those fighting for it around him, he is free just to go for the race win.
"I have nothing to lose, I want to win the race," Hamilton said. "I'm going to go out there and give it absolutely everything. The others have a lot more to worry about that I do. We have nothing to stress about, just racing.
"I'm not standing here saying I hope everything goes wrong for others. I'm going to go out to win the race, what happens after that I don't really care.
"I hope Jenson [Button] is up there with me so we can finish on a high with the team -- a 1-2 would be great. But I can't influence anything that happens behind me, all I can do is influence is my position, so I will do everything to win the race."
Hamilton says he is not worried about interfering with the battle between Alonso and the Red Bulls: "I don't have to worry about who is around me, everyone has to worry about who is around them.
"I've got to focus on winning the race, I have nothing to lose - if I don't finish, I don't finish. If I win, I win. The others are in a much different position."