"But I'm kind of sticking to it and hoping it works", he said.
Hamilton's team-mate Bottas, meanwhile, starts from the back of the grid after the team changed his engine not once but twice since the last race - most recently on Friday night when they discovered a problem with the new engine they put in a few weeks back.
The world champion refused to confirm or deny reports that he has met with Ferrari chairman John Elkann twice this year.
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Others have tried to make out the text on the front of the consoles, but the image is too blurry to provide anything definitive. Also pictured is the supposed PS5 controller - the design of which matches a recently uncovered patent from Sony.
There would be no such concerns for the 34-year-old Briton - his Mercedes team performing a routine one-stop strategy midway through the 55-lap season-concluding race - as Hamilton took the chequered flag 16.7 seconds clear of Verstappen, lapping the entire field up to sixth.
He said: "I don't think there's much to explain -there has been a discrepancy between measurements".
"We have been on our path and we are still on it and there is very little that will shift it from that".
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Mexico's Secretary General of National Public Safety said there have been 29,414 homicides so far in 2019, Fox reported . Rapid gunfire could be heard in videos posted to social media along with frantic people telling friends to stay indoors.
Ferrari has been fined $50,000 by the FIA for a breach of a technical directive related to the amount of fuel carried onboard Charles Leclerc's vehicle before Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. And next year he will start as favourite to equal Schumacher's championship record.
When Brundle asked if he thought that would result in disqualification, Horner replied: "If you look at the technical reg, theoretically, I can't see how he won't be". It was good (and) I was driving to the limits. Checks would then take place by the FIA to ensure teams were conforming. What I am considering is when he left McLaren to Mercedes it was said it wasn't the right move and it proved to be right.
"I think today was the best that we could do; we all know that".
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However, Collins suggested that Wallace had asked him a loaded question. "It's easy to hide behind a report", Collins added. There were few indications of Trump's thinking Sunday morning.
"These guys have been doing a phenomenal job and I feel privileged to be in the period of time that they are here and looking forward to more close battles with us in the future".