Hamilton: Title battle with Sebastian Vettel will go down to the wire

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Lewis Hamilton thinks his tense battle with Sebastian Vettel at the Belgian Grand Prix is proof the outcome of title fight could be determined by the smallest mistake.

Hamilton overcame the championship leader at Spa-Francorchamps despite a tyre disadvantage at the Safety Car restart late in the race. Mercedes had been expected to waltz to victory in Belgium, a power sensitive circuit, but Vettel qualified just 0.2s behind Hamilton's pole time and then demonstrated Ferrari's strong race pace on Sunday by staying with the race leader throughout.

Hamilton won, cutting Vettel's championship lead to seven points, but revealed Ferrari's display has left him with a cautious mindset about the remaining races of the season. The Englishman thinks the battle will ebb and flow between both drivers until November's title decider in Abu Dhabi.

"I can't predict it, but just from what we have experienced up until now and how close we were [at Spa], for sure it's how it's going to be and it's going right down to the wire," Hamilton said.

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