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‘Smart guy’ Hamilton seeks ‘excuses’ says Rosberg



'Smart guy' Hamilton seeks 'excuses' says Rosberg

‘Smart guy’ Hamilton seeks ‘excuses’ says Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton looks for “excuses” when he does not win grands prix, Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg said over the course of the Brazilian grand prix weekend.

On Sunday, Rosberg won his second consecutive race from pole, but Hamilton argued that he “had the pace” to challenge if the team had given him another strategy, or if overtaking was possible at Interlagos.

Rosberg rejects the theory.

“Up front I had the pace advantage over Lewis so of course he’s not going to come by me because in the end of the race I was six seconds in front,” he said.

Another theory is that Rosberg’s surge in form – too late for a title challenge – coincided with Pirelli’s strict new guidelines about tyre usage some races ago.

“No, I don’t think so,” the German insisted on Sunday. “I think I’ve just raised my game.”

Hamilton, however, is not so sure.

“From Singapore onwards there’s been a change to the car,” he said. “Whether or not that’s made a difference, I don’t know really.”

And yet another theory is that Hamilton has simply eased his focus at the tail end of 2015, having already wrapped up the title and admitting to partying so hard last week he crashed his $2m Pagani Zonda in Monaco.

Again, Rosberg isn’t guying it.

“He’s a smart guy,” said the German. “So he will find good arguments when he needs them.”

Earlier, after Hamilton suggested in Mexico that Rosberg’s win was safeguarded by Mercedes, Rosberg suggested the Briton was “looking for some excuses”.

Niki Lauda agrees that Rosberg is simply better at the moment.

“Very strong performance from Nico, as in Mexico,” the Mercedes team chairman and F1 legend is quoted by Speed Week.

“At the moment he is simply the better man. He already proved before that he is as fast as Lewis, but right now he is completely free in his head.”


  • Edge

    This from the guy who has had more strops this year than I care to remember… Excuses like wind from Rosberg was a classic… As for the six seconds? that was Hamilton backing off. Hamilton wont take this laying down, he’ll regroup for next year and come back better, faster and stronger and we will see that stroppiness of Rosberg when he’s beaten back again.

  • Cedric Lee

    everyone looks for excuses when they lose. rosberg has been full of them all year. he lost in austin cuz there was a strong breeze that only affected him and no one else.

  • zke007

    Mercedes sell car correct?
    Hamilton is to help sell cars, that’s all.
    The Hip-Hop crowed is only so big, and will only buy so many cars.

  • Laurentiu Stanila

    with this approach i can`t see Lewis winning another world championship

  • JRemi

    Lewis is doing wrestling exhibitions and crashing supercars right now. He stopped being a serious racing driver after clinching the title, which has given Nico the space he needed to regain confidence. Big mistake.

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