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McLaren cling on to driver title hopes // Lewis isn't confident, but Whitmarsh is keeping his fingers crossed

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It's the 8th November 2010, and this is F1Minute.

Lewis Hamilton held on to his championship hopes by the skin of his teeth yesterday, just a point or two away from being knocked out. To win it in Abu Dhabi, he needs the other three contenders to fall out of the points, and post-Brazil he admitted he'd need a miracle. Martin Whitmarsh, though, is the very definition of optimistic: "It is tough but winning any world championship is tough, and whilst it is mathematically possible we will keep pushing. Drivers and cars not finishing races are not miracles, they happen quite frequently in motor racing, so we will see."

Elsewhere, Hülkenberg has still had no word on his future with Williams, despite a rather stunning pole position at the weekend. There is news, though, that his potential replacement Pastor Maldonado will also test for HRT in November, so let us put two and two together, and suggest that Williams have at least started to sit up and take notice of their rookie driver. As Hulk puts it: "I think Rubens and I are the perfect driver combination and I really hope we can drive together again."