Ricciardo leaning towards Rosberg
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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has tipped Nico Rosberg to pip his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the title.
The German started the campaign in much stronger form but allowed his lead to slip as Hamilton closed the gap and came roaring back at the midway point.
However, Rosberg has bounced back once again after picking up his third-straight victory in Singapore last weekend.
Hamilton now lies second in the Championship and eight points adrift of his team-mate as Rosberg looks to claim his first-ever title.
Ricciardo feels that with the momentum firmly back on his side, Rosberg will hold on to his position and prevent the Brit from winning a fourth Championship.
"Before the summer break when Lewis made up that deficit on Nico, I thought no one was going to touch Lewis, but Nico has come back," Ricciardo said.
"I'm going to throw a spanner in the works and say Rosberg [will win it]."