Lewis Hamilton says he doesn't feel in control of the championship battle with Nico Rosberg despite winning four races in a row.

Since Hamilton failed to score in the Belgian Grand Prix he has bounced back to win races in Italy, Singapore, Japan and Russia. The latest victory allowed him to open up a 17-point lead over his team-mate with three races to go, but asked if he feels in control of the title race as a result, Hamilton replied: "No, I don't.

"It's a very positive feeling to have points and be finishing ahead of Nico, but history has shown this year that a gap can never be enough. The most important thing is that the gap is at the end of the year.

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"At the moment nothing changes. I've got to keep on fighting and pushing as hard as I have been up until now. If I can bring any more, then I will."

With double points at the final round in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton said he was aware he would not feel relaxed at any stage knowing the title will almost certainly be decided there.

"There is never a comfortable feeling. I never did have a comfortable feeling when I was in a championship in my life. It's tense all the way to the end and this is a championship that is going to go to the end. I just hope that the future is bright for the next three races."