Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of title rival and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg (R) at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 13, 2016. / AFP / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton knows he has it all to do this coming weekend if he wants to keep his crown for another season.

Heading into the 2016 season finale at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, Lewis is 12 points behind his teammate, so even if he does everything perfectly, if Nico Rosberg simply follows him home in P2 or 3, he will secure his first ever Formula One world title.

Even though the odds seem insurmountable with a slim 20% chance, Lewis is refusing to give up hope and is fully pumped for the final race after taking his first ever win at the Interlagos Circuit last time out….

“To finally win in Brazil was a moment I'll never forget. It had been a long time coming. I'm in a good place right now. I'm feeling super strong in this amazing car that everyone at the factories has worked so hard to give us,” he said.

“I've had 31 wins in four years with this team so far, which is just crazy. I'm so thankful for the great opportunity these guys have given me. We're continuing to make history together.”

“It's not been a perfect season and I'm faced with pretty impossible odds no matter what I do this weekend. But I can't and won't give up. You never know what might happen - however unlikely it may seem.”

“I'll be proud of myself and what I've achieved as long as I feel I've given my all and performed at my best. And, whatever happens, I'm proud of everyone who's been a part of the success we've shared over the past few years. I'm approaching this weekend the same as I do every race. I want to win and I'll give it everything to finish the season on a high.”