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Hamilton's odds look bleak, Rosberg strong - statistically

Lewis Hamilton’s bid for the title this year was dented a bit at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix due to a retirement but Mercedes’ non-executive chairman stood up to provide his star driver some solace. Hamilton took encouragement that his teammate Nico Rosberg won the race comfortably and that Mercedes is clearly ahead of the field performance-wise, while Lauda reminded the Briton that he had been in a similar situation before. Lauda won the 1984 world championship, his last of three titles, despite retiring from the first race of the season that year. He bagged the crown at the final race that year by half a point from teammate Alain Prost. But the odds are against...
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