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'I've got nothing to lose' - Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton: "Vettel has more to lose than I do so I'm going to go for it" © Sutton Images
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Lewis Hamilton says he will attack Sebastian Vettel during Sunday's Korean Grand Prix in the knowledge that he has less to lose than the championship leader.

Hamilton will start from second on the grid after qualifying 0.2s off Vettel's pole position time, but fancies his chances of a fight back in the race.

"I'll do everything I can to attack because I've got nothing to lose," he said. "When I see a gap, I'm going for it. He has more to lose than I do so I'm going to go for it."

However, Hamilton said there was not much lap time left in the car after his qualifying lap, meaning Vettel's car is, at the least, faster in qualifying trim.

"We did as good a job as we could and I felt like I got the most out of the car I could," Hamilton said. "Perhaps there is always a little bit of room to improve but in general it's been a good weekend so far. I really hope tomorrow we are able to fight with them, but we will wait and see."

Asked whether he was worried by the threat of Romain Grosjean behind him on the grid, Hamilton said: "There are threats all around but I'm just looking forward."