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2014-10-31 08:17

HEADS UP: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton (right) and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo focus on questions during a news media conference ahead of the 2014 US F1 GP in Austin, Texas. Image: AFP / Paul Gilham

AUSTIN, Texas - Lewis Hamilton said "it would suck big-time" if he doesn't win the 2014 Formula 1 championship in Abu Dhabi because of F1's controversial decision to award double points at the final race.

He was looking calm and confident throughout the routine drivers' news media conference at the Circuit of the Americas ahead of this weekend's 2014 US F1 GP and said he was not wasting energy thinking about it.

Hamilton holds a 17-point lead over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg in the Drivers' championship race with three races remaining and knows he could lose everything if he suffers ill-luck, or an enforced retirement in Abu Dhabi

'WHAT IS FAIR?'

Asked if he felt this was fair - if Rosberg won to take the title after Hamilton retired at the final race - the 29-year-old Englishman said:

"I think the question is 'what is fair'? This is the rule brought in for the first time. Do I agree with it? I don't know if any of us agree with it, or do not agree with it, but it is the way it is and you just have to deal with it and hope for the best.

"I'm not even going to put that negative energy out there, I'm just going to try to do the best job I can with the car that I have and what will be will be, I guess.

"But it would suck, if that was the case... big-time."

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