Lewis Hamilton says he is currently just aiming to be in the hunt for the championship in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi. The Briton lies 21 points behind championship leader Fernando Alonso with just two races left.
Hamilton admits his situation is not the best, especially with McLaren seeming to be unable to match the pace of Red Bull and Ferrari. But the 2008 World Champion says he will keep pushing to try to have a shot at the title in Abu Dhabi.
"It's going to be tough – we saw again in Korea that we've probably only got the third-fastest car, so we're probably not the favorites – but that's OK," said Hamilton. "We're bringing new parts to the car all the time, and I know we'll have some more upgrades in Brazil. Whether that will be enough, we need to wait and see. But I'm going to enjoy pushing – I've had some good races in Brazil, it's a place where you can really make a charge work, so I go there feeling very optimistic and hopeful of another good showing.
"At this stage, the aim has to be to go to Abu Dhabi with a mathematical possibility of winning the title. As we've seen so many times before, anything can happen at the final race, so Brazil will be all about prolonging the challenge and then maximizing everything for Abu Dhabi. Of course, it would be nice to take a win at Interlagos, but we're taking it all one step at a time at the moment."