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2016 the season of the swingers

The 2016 Formula One World Championship has been a season of swings in momentum.

Coming off of the back of a three-race winning streak in 2015, Nico Rosberg started the new season on the front foot, whilst Hamilton struggled with reliability issues with his Mercedes.

Rosberg won the opening four grand prix of the season, opening up a 43 point lead which was maintained at the fifth race of the season when the pair collided and both retired.

From that point Hamilton won six of the following seven races and not only closed down the gap, he actually took the lead of the championship and held a 19 point lead of his own.

But with his previous reliability issues coming back to haunt him in the form of grid penalties, that momentum was quick ended with Rosberg scoring another 3 victories on the spin.

Rosberg now holds the lead in the standings once again, 8 points clear of Hamilton.

With 8 victories for Rosberg and 6 victories for Hamilton, the battle is evenly poised.

'We're both fiercely competitive, I have no idea if the momentum will swing back to me or when it might. But we still have six races left, so I just have to keep giving it my all and hope for the best. Hamilton told Sky Sports.

'That's all you can do as a sportsman. It's going to take some good results to get back in front and stay there - but I've had plenty of those in the past, so there's no reason to think they won't come back to me again.'

Team-mate Nico Rosberg continues to just take it one race at a time: 'I've had a good run lately and I'm enjoying the moment, But as far as the next race goes, or the next one after that and so on... it's anyone's game.








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Date:Thursday September 29 2016

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