Pascal Wehrlein: 'Lewis Hamilton cannot be written off'

Pascal Wehrlein of Germany and Manor poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
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Pascal Wehrlein suggests that Lewis Hamilton is still in with a chance of clinching the 2016 drivers' championship.

Pascal Wehrlein has suggested that Lewis Hamilton is still in with a chance of clinching the 2016 drivers' championship.

Trailing Nico Rosberg by 33 points with four races to go, many pundits are starting to write off Hamilton but Wehrlein thinks that the Briton is still in the running.

"Both Mercedes drivers are geniuses in their own way," the Mercedes-backed Manor driver told Speed Week.

"I said it this way - one of them may be written off, but as soon as one of seems beaten, the other one has come back. So let's see how it turns out. For me, I think it's very, very exciting at the moment because of the way it goes back and forth between them.

"Unfortunately Lewis has been unlucky a few times, and it's not easy to make up those points, but as I said, neither of them can be underestimated."

The season continues this weekend at the United States Grand Prix.

Pascal Wehrlein arrives in the paddock before final practice for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 19, 2015
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TeamPoints
1Ferrari102
2Mercedes99
3Red Bull47
4Force India17
5Williams-Mercedes16
6Toro Rosso12
7Haas8
8Renault2
9Sauber0
10McLaren0
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari68
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes61
3Valtteri BottasMercedes38
4Kimi RaikkonenFerrari34
5Max VerstappenRed Bull25
6Daniel RicciardoRed Bull22
7Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes16
8Sergio PerezForce India14
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso10
10Kevin MagnussenHaas4
11Romain GrosjeanHaas4
12Esteban OconForce India3
13Nico HulkenbergRenault2
14Daniil KvyatToro Rosso2
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren0
16Marcus EricssonSauber0
17Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
18Jolyon PalmerRenault0
19Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren0
20Pascal WehrleinSauber0
21Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes0