Lewis Hamilton says he is choosing not to think about the prospect of losing the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship title at the double points' finale in Abu Dhabi, insisting he is taking the much discussed format change in his stride.

With just three rounds of the season remaining, Hamilton currently leads Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points, a relatively comfortable margin that, under the erstwhile points' format, would have ordinarily put himself into a good position to win the title early should he score a fifth straight win in the United States this weekend.

However, with a maximum of 50 points up for grabs from the final round in Abu Dhabi following the implementation of a controversial 'double points' finale' format, it is more likely the title battle will go to the wire.

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Nonetheless, though Hamilton admits it would 'suck' to lose the title because of the double reward on offer, he insists he won't be dwelling on it for the time being.

"I think the question is 'what is fair?," he said. "This is the rule they have brought in for the first time - do I agree with it? I don't know if any one of us do or do not agree with it, but it is the way it is and we will just have to deal with it and hope for the best. It would suck if that was the case [losing the title], big time.

"I am not even going to put that negative energy out there and just do the best job that I can. What will be will be, I guess."

Asked whether he thinks the FIA should consider changing it back in 2015, Hamilton says he wouldn't advocate its continuation.

"For the future, I wouldn't perhaps advise it for the following years."

With nine wins to his name this season, Hamilton is already guaranteed to end the 2014 F1 season with the most race wins.


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Win or lose, it's just another of Bernie's gimmicks that should never have seen the light of day,