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Rosberg: Hamilton made the better call
Nico Rosberg says that teammate Lewis Hamilton made the perfect call to pit for intermediate tyres one lap previous than him during British GP.

Hamilton was leading the race, but Rosberg was close the gap between the Brit at a quick rate as it started to light rain.

Top fighters primarily decided to keep on the slicks compound, but race leader Hamilton was took on a set of intermediate tyres, and it showed to be an excellent decision as the heavy rain reached.

Finally, Rosberg made a perfect recovery during the heavy rain, with the German quickly send out Williams’ duo Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa and he finished second on the podium for Silverstone.

“I just had these two Williams in front that completely blocked me and I could not get close so that was a bit annoying,” Rosberg said.

“Then I was very thankful that the rain came. I felt great when it started raining I was able to attack and pass both Williams and close in on Lewis a lot. I was hoping it would stay like that and I thought I could attack Lewis at some point.

“And then Lewis boxed – and I was pretty sure that was the wrong call because it was still touch-and-go at that time, so I was quite happy that he boxed. But in the end, it was the right call because it started raining more on that lap and that was it.”

“I had to take that chance because just following Lewis into the box, it was definitely lose for me so I might as well take the chance to stay out and do one more lap at least. I gave it everything but it did not work out.”

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