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Hamilton sees no reason to help team-mate Rosberg

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Hamilton sees no reason to help team-mate Rosberg

Hamilton sees no reason to help team-mate Rosberg

Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says that, he saw little reason to try and help his team-mate Nico Rosberg beat Sebastian Vettel and finish runner-up in the F1 standings.

“We haven’t spoken, not that I think we really need to,” said Hamilton.

“The team has not asked me to support him … as I’m here to win the race.

“The team have won the constructors’ championship so I think from here on there’s not really a huge benefit to the team for me to start helping. We’ll see what [motorsport director] Toto [Wolff] wants me to do.”

Rosberg is four points behind Vettel with three races remaining and, after three wins and seven second places in 16 races so far, should be able to overtake his four-times champion compatriot.

Asked why he saw no need for talks to clear the air, Hamilton said: “I’m very easy-going and so I never really have any problems.

“I think Toto feels that he needs to perhaps sit with Nico to see where his head’s at. Obviously they don’t want any tension in the team.

“Generally we do often come together and just keep it transparent … I’m sure we will sit down and see what Nico’s feeling and whatever emotions he has and try and dilute them and move on.”

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