Lewis Hamilton is happy to chase title
With Fernando Alonso claiming the top spot in the F1 title race, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says that he is more than happy to lag behind with only 2 races remaining.
The Ferrari driver has become pack leader after picking up first place in Korea, he now sits above Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.
Webber was knocked off the top spot following a disastrous race for the Red Bull team in Korea, which saw both of their drivers failing to finish.
A spate of poor performances in previous races has seen the prospects of both McLaren drivers plummet, with last year's Jenson Button almost certainly out of the runnings, trailing by 42 points, with only 50 remaining.
Meanwhile, his team-mate is remaining characteristically optimistic about the rest of season’s races.
"We are excited, we have everything to gain and not too much to lose." stated Hamilton.
"Generally in any sport, and even in football if you are running up the field and you have the ball, it's worse being chased than it is to chase."
Although it is unlikely, it is still mathematically possible for five drivers to take the title.
Webber currently sits in second place, 11 points behind Alonso, while his team-mate Vettel is 25 points adrift in fourth place.
Hamilton occupies third place after ending his string of bad performances and claiming second place on the podium in Korea.
His most recent performance has clearly given the young British driver the confidence to try and finish the season on a strong note.
“I'm going into these last two to give it my all and I do believe I can win it," added Hamilton. "If I didn't then I shouldn't be sitting here, I'd be at home sitting with my legs up.”
888sport, Sky Bet and Totesport offer 9/4 odds that Mark Webber will go on to win this year’s F1 driver's title.