Germany ‘not Rosberg’s home race’ – Hamilton

Right back in the championship hunt after a home win at Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton has also ramped up his off-track battle with teammate Nico Rosberg.

German Rosberg’s 29-point advantage before the British grand prix shrunk to just 4 points when he broke down with gearbox trouble.

Hamilton told reporters afterwards he is now going into “attack mode” for the final ten races, starting with Rosberg’s home grand prix at Hockenheim in two weeks.

The Briton said: “To be honest, Nico has never actually been in Germany, so it is not really his home race.

“When I was racing in karting he didn’t stand with the grid girl next to a German flag ever. He always stood by Monaco.”

29-year-old Rosberg was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and his mother is German. His famous father Keke, however, is Finnish, and Rosberg has spent most of his life in Monaco and still lives in the Principality.

“I know he has grown up in Monaco so Monaco is his home town,” Hamilton insisted.

“He is German, Finnish, Monegasque or whatever, so he will get that support in Monaco and in Germany he has always had great support there. It is always good to beat others on their home turf,” he added.

Meanwhile, Hamilton rankled at a reported comment by Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff after Silverstone that, following his Silverstone retirement, Rosberg offered Hamilton a piece of advice, or a ‘tip’, en route to victory.

“Toto said that?” Hamilton responded, joking: “That’s good. Toto likes being on that side of the garage.” (GMM)

  • KevinW

    I can’t think of a more distasteful outcome to this season than Hamilton winning the WDC. He will be insufferable. It’s a bit unfortunate that the only thing standing in the way of that happening is Rosberg. This is Rosberg’s season to lose, and will classify him as either the under-rated champion some believe he is, or second seat support staff Hamilton thinks of him as, for the rest of his career. Go Nico GO!

  • Shawn

    One big thing he is a unlucky man and very frustrated with DNF’s , the Brit’s commonly reveal their thought and very responsive than German’s. Also Rosberg now under pressure… who will German GP, its unpredictable, what happens in Canada.

  • Boycottthebull

    A gracious winner? No, just more petty comments from Hamilton. Insulting your team boss is never a wise move. So he is stupid as well as arrogant.

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