Mercedes: Hamilton and Rosberg 'the perfect couple'

By on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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Mercedes-Benz chairman Dieter Zetsche believes that he has the "perfect couple" in Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in Formula 1.

Hamilton and Rosberg have been paired together since 2013 and the Briton has emerged on top throughout, claiming the world title in 2014 and 2015.

The duo have occasionally endured a fractious relationship but Zetsche believes that the personalities complement each other.

"As long as Lewis wins races he can organise the rest of his life, as long as it is within the scope of our brand values, as he wants to," Zetsche told Auto Express.

“And when you look at the relevance of his personality and the social networks with 12 million followers and so on, what can we wish for more than a rock star? He’s the fastest on the track and that’s perfect.

"At the same time we have the other guy who’s as fast and has a very different lifestyle with a family and a kid.

"These are the two bookends and I think we are really very lucky to have them, they are the perfect couple, absolutely."

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