Lewis Hamilton determined to keep title bid alive

Hamilton believes that his Mercedes team's low down-force package had put them at a disadvantage in Belgium and may do the same in Italy next month.

updated: August 28, 2013 00:46 IST
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Spa-Francorshamps: Despite finishing a distant third behind Sebastian Vettel in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton believes he can still overhaul him and win this year's drivers' world championship.

The 28-year-old Briton, who started the race from his 31st pole position and fourth in succession this year, was passed on the opening lap and then left trailing by the defending triple world champion German.

But after reflecting on the way the 44-laps race unfolded, Hamilton said he remained confident that he can close the 58-points gap between them with eight races to go.

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