Niki Lauda: Lewis Hamilton can forget about catching Nico Rosberg in F1 standings
Hamilton now trails Merc team-mate by 33 points after Rosberg cruised to a victory in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Hamilton suffered another terrible start, battling back from eighth to finish third, and now knows the destiny of the championship is no longer in his hands.
And Lauda reckons Rosberg is in such blistering form that Hamilton will be powerless to catch him in the remaining four races.
“Nico is doing everything right at the moment,” said Lauda, a three-time world title winner.
“I don’t think Lewis will be able to turn it around again.”
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