Lewis Hamilton is 24 points adrift of world championship leader Fernando Alonso. In view of the maximum 25 points for a win in the final race, you don't have to be a mathematical genius to realise: "Seriously, we need a miracle."
At the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi next Sunday, Hamilton still intends to push hard: "We've got nothing to lose." But he knows deep down: "We weren't quick enough here and probably won't be there, either. Despite that, we'll be on the offensive." Hamilton's biggest problem was a lack of grip, but he wasn't happy either with the F-duct's performance – even though his team told him it was fine: "I was pleased when the race was over, you know. There's no way you can win if the car just isn't quick enough."
It was a tough race for Hamilton: "It was the worst race of the year. The car didn't perform well – we'll have to analyse the data. As long as there's a chance in theory, Hamilton won't give up, but being realistic, he sees no hope of clinching the world championship title: "There's a slim chance, but it's not completely impossible."