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Hamilton cannot believe Rosberg's luck

2016-11-14 14:01
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Cape Town - Lewis Hamilton has lamented Nico Rosberg's "unbelievable" luck after his title rival salvaged second place in Brazil thanks to a mistake from Red Bull Racing.

Hamilton was untouchable in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix as he raced to the victory in a rain-interrupted race, which included five safety cars and two red flag stoppages.

Racing towards the 25 points, it looked as if the Brit would reduce Rosberg's lead in the standings by 10 points after Max Verstappen overtook the German.

However, Red Bull decided to pit him for inters which dropped him to P5 while another stop for full wets, as it became too wet for inters, put him completely out of contention.

As such Rosberg finished in second place and will go into the season finale in Abu Dhabi with a 12-point lead meaning a podium result will hand him his maiden World title.

Asked about his team-mate's 'luck', Hamilton told Sky Sports F1: "Unbelievable, when will it end? 

"Red Bull made such a big mistake with that call.

"When the team called me and said 'people are starting to pit for inters' I'm like 'they're crazy, there is no way it is going to last, they are going to have to pit again'. 

"That's what they did and it is a shame. 

"But there is nothing I can do about that."

However, in order to retain the World title in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton needs to win the grand prix and have both Red Bull drivers finish ahead of Rosberg.

He jokingly added: "It would be good if they made some good calls in the next race."

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