F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I would put my money on Lewis Hamilton to win the championship
July 13, 2016, 12:26 pm     |   Source: Autoweek

Lewis Hamilton trails teammate Nico Rosberg by just one point with 11 races left in the season.

Ecclestone, Jackie Stewart pick Hamilton to overtake Nico Rosberg

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and three-time F1 champion Jackie Stewart agree on one thing when it comes to the 2016 championship. Both say that two-time champion Lewis Hamilton is on his way to a third title.

Thanks in part to Nico Rosberg`s controversial radio-call penalty that dropped him from second place to third at the British Grand Prix, race-winner Hamilton closed to within a single point of the championship lead.

Hamilton has four wins in the past five races and appears to be back in top form.

"Lewis will be champion again. There is no doubt," Stewart told Switzerland`s Blick newspaper. "He is simply the best and especially the fastest driver in the field."

Ecclestone agrees that German Rosberg`s one-point advantage will not last for the second half of the long 2016 season.

"I think Lewis will win," Ecclestone told Germany`s Bild am Sonntag newspaper. "I don`t mean to say that it would be better for Formula 1, or that it`s anything bad about Nico. I would just put my money on Lewis."



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