Jul 28, 2016

    Rosberg has his work cut out: Mansell


    LEWIS Hamilton is unlikely to run away with the Formula One crown even though he has won five of the last six races and is potentially one of the greatest drivers of all time, says Nigel Mansell.

    Mansell, who won the title with Williams in 1992, said Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg now faces a tough task to overhaul the Briton at the top of the standings.

    "I don't think he'll run away with it but for sure Nico's going to have his work cut out," the former world champion said.

    "But you only need to have a few reliability problems, and that happened to Lewis earlier in the year, or make a few mistakes, or someone can drive into the back of you.

    "It's going to be an incredible fight, I just hope it's close."

    Hamilton's win in Hungary on Sunday lifted him six points clear of Rosberg.

    He had trailed the German by 43 points after the Spanish Grand Prix in May following a spate of reliability problems in the early part of the season.

    "It just demonstrates it's never over until it's over," said Mansell.