Nico Rosberg says he will be "full attack" in the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next weekend, and has "no fear" heading in to the final race of the season.

Victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix saw Rosberg cut team-mate Lewis Hamilton's championship lead to 17 points with just the final round in Abu Dhabi remaining. With the last race worth double points, Rosberg said his latest win had given him full belief that he can overturn that deficit and take what would be his maiden world championship.

"After the disappointment of Austin, Brazil was just the way to bounce back with a great weekend for both me and the team," Rosberg said. "I felt in control from the very beginning and it was a big positive to take the lessons from Texas and put them into action.

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"Of course, it wasn't enough to regain the lead in the Championship as Lewis drove a strong race to finish just behind me. But the gap is smaller than before and I absolutely believe I still have the chance to take the title in Abu Dhabi. It won't be easy, but I'll be full attack - just as I have been all season.

"Although this has been my first year fighting for a World Championship, I've never felt more comfortable than I have done this year. The team behind us have done an incredible job and it's great that they've given both of us equal opportunity to compete with each other. There have been difficult moments just as there have been amazing moments - but this is what Formula One is all about and I hope that everyone watching at home has enjoyed the story of this battle as much as I have."

And Rosberg added that he is focusing on all of the year's achievements regardless of what happens in the final race.

"Win or lose, double points or no double points, I feel proud of what I have achieved this year and especially proud to have been a part of this fantastic season for the Silver Arrows. I go into this race with no fear and with every belief that this can be my title. It's not over until that flag drops!"


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Nico has to go full attack, but it's all really out of his hands. Lewis knows all he has to do is stay one place behind Nico and it's game over. Like I've said before I hope this championship isn't sorted by either reliability or silly double points....