Ecclestone predicts a fourth title for Hamilton

F1 Chief Bernie Ecclestone thinks that Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will defend his World Championship title by the time the season comes to a close.

Claiming back-to-back victories in Monte Carlo and Montreal, Hamilton cut-down his 43-point deficit on championship leader Nico Rosberg to just nine points going into this weekend’s European Grand Prix.

"I think Hamilton will win the Championship," the F1 supremo told Sky Sports.

He also added that the Scuderia should have definitely won a race by now but states that there is still plenty of time to do so.

"Ferrari have been a little bit unlucky. A couple of races they could and should have won. So we'll see, a long way to go," he continued.

With 21 races on the calendar this year, the billionaire also refused to confirm the amount of races that will be scheduled next year.

"We'll have to look and see, we could have 22, we'll probably have 18," he concluded.

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