‘Terrible for him’: Nico Rosberg defended Lewis Hamilton over Mercedes’ Zandvoort pick
Lewis Hamilton He is sixth in the drivers’ world championship and lands at Monza with the intention of getting back on the podium after his fourth place in the last Dutch Grand Prix. In Zandvoort, the multi-champion played in a moment of fury because of a strategic error by the Silver Arrows and which probably cost him the victory. It is in this context that Nico Rosberg offered his impressions on the matter.
former partner of Lewis Hamilton challenged Mercedes’ strategy where he was favored after the first safety car to secure the race lead. The races on hard tires were expensive because the second safety car did not allow the multi-champion to fight for victory. The Silver Arrows stopped Russell, who was second, so Verstappen was able to attack Hamilton.
“They made the decision to leave Lewis out to try and get the win.. Now George is not going to win because he is already behind Max. So if you make that call, leave George out as well to block Max and give Lewis an even better chance of winning.”
The Silver Arrows strategy allowed Verstappen to fight against Lewis Hamilton with an advantage in terms of tire freshness.
“He is very boring”
“First they pass him and he loses the win, then his teammate flies away. It’s not a good feeling, believe me. He’s very annoying. And for Lewis, one thing led to another. It was a really terrible experience for him,” said Rosberg, who was crowned champion in 2016 and then retired.
” This is quite understandable. I guess it will still heat up behind closed doors. It will touch the table a bit,” said the German driver.
For his part, the seven-time world champion apologized to his team for the reaction on the radio, but considered that these were normal situations in the heat of the moment.
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