Hamilton explains collision with Rosberg

By on Sunday, July 3, 2016
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton says he does not think his last-lap clash with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was "controversial" as he claimed victory at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Hamilton trailed Rosberg but closed in on his rival and adopted the outside line on the run to Turn 2, as the pair made contact.

Hamilton went on to take the lead while Rosberg suffered front wing damage and dropped to fourth, and remains under investigation for causing the collision.

"I don’t feel it’s controversial, Nico made a mistake into Turn 1, [we were] racing until the last lap, he clipped the inside kerb and went wide so I got a good run on him up to Turn 2," he said.

"The only place was the outside, he was in my blind spot so I assumed he was still there, I went wide, gave him room, as I turned he collided with me.

"My guys said he had something wrong with the brakes maybe so I’m not quite sure exactly what happened.

"I came [back] onto track as quick as I could, it was very close there."


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