Date: 18th September 2015 at 8:42am
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Nico Rosberg has not yet given up hope of clinching the 2015 Formula One World Championship.

The German driver has won three races this season, placing him 21 points ahead of Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in the championship.

But with Lewis Hamilton winning seven races, Rosberg has fallen behind his Mercedes team-mate.

‘I have a chance. You can either keep believing or don’t and I have chosen to [keep believing] and that is going to help in the next couple of races,’ Rosberg told Sky Sports.

‘Also historically anything can happen in sport so I will keep pushing. With the car we have it is possible to win at every race weekend.’

With a 53 point gap and seven Grand Prix remaining there are 175 points still up for grabs, however, the title race is already slightly out of Rosberg’s hands as winning all seven races wouldn’t necessarily be enough.

If Hamilton was to cruise behind in second place for the remaining races he would pick up 126 points which would be enough for Hamilton to take his third Formula One World Championship.

Considering Hamilton’s record over the past 12 months, cruising around behind the German for the remainder of the season appears unlikely.

Since the Italian Grand Prix in September 2014, Hamilton has won 13 of the last 19 races, showing exceptional form which seems likely to propel him towards two F1 titles.

Rosberg is also hampered by the news that he will take his final penalty-free power unit this weekend.

With the future of Rosberg’s new engine in Monza uncertain, it could be that Mercedes opt to dial down his new power-unit to enable it to be used more.

Rosberg added: ‘I am not sure how compromising it will be going forward, most likely a small compromise at least and maybe a bigger one depending. But we don’t know yet,’