Hamilton says he can still take the F-I title

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London, Sep.4 (ANI): Lewis Hamilton says he has not given up hope of retaining his F1 title - even if people think he is crazy.

The reigning champ is a massive 45 points behind fellow Brit and championship leader Jenson Button, with just 50 to play for.

"I know it sounds crazy but I'm not going to put the title out of my mind until it's mathematically impossible. I'll still be going for it, trying to get every single point I can. We can keep attacking and the last five races should be good for us," The Sun quoted 24-year-old Hamilton, as saying.

Meanwhile, Giancarlo Fisichella has been released by Force India to join Ferrari for the remaining races - and is set for the reserve driver role next year.

The Italian, 36, who scored Force India's first points by finishing second at the Belgian GP last Sunday, replaces countryman Luca Badoer.

Ferrari moved for Fisichella after it was confirmed Felipe Massa would not be back until next season following his horror crash in Hungary. (ANI)

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