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Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen celebrate on the podiumReuters

Lewis Hamilton has done all he could in the last three races, winning all of them, with the latest one coming in wet conditions in Brazil. However, despite winning them all, Hamilton still finds himself trailing Nico Rosberg in the drivers' championship standings, with the German in pole position to clinch his first world title when the Formula One season comes to a conclusion with the Abu Dhabi GP.

On a wet and wild night on Sunday, Hamilton, the best driver in the rain, stayed calm to win the Brazilian Grand Prix, but, unfortunately, for the defending world champion, his Mercedes teammate was right behind him.

That means the gap has only been reduced to 12 points, with Rosberg only needing to finish in the top three in Abu Dhabi to lift his maiden F1 world title.

"I'm hunting, I'm hunting and all I can do is do what I'm doing right now," Hamilton said when asked about the situation. "The team have been giving me a great car and finding the reliability has been really good, so the results are really showing that.

"I'm going to go and give it everything I've got. Abu Dhabi is generally a really good track for me. But right now I'm just going to live in the moment."

There were certainly quite a few hairy moments in the race in Brazil, with two stoppages and the safety car being deployed five times. However, in such conditions there is no better driver of a formula one car than Hamilton, so the result was never really in doubt.

Max Verstappen put himself in the could-give-Hamilton-a-run-for-his-money-in-wet-conditions stakes, after a crazy drive, where he made up 13 places in the final 16 laps to take the final podium place.

Force India's Sergio Perez took fourth, ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari, with Carlos Sainz having a great time of it in Brazil with a sixth-place finish in a Toro Rosso.

Perez's teammate Hulkenberg finished seventh, with Daniel Ricciardo, Felipe Nasr and Fernando Alonso the other three drivers to finish in the top ten.