Rosberg accepts Hamilton deserved title

By on Sunday, November 23, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg has said that Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton deserved this year's title after the Brit claimed the world championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton won the race while Rosberg dropped back to 14th position after his Mercedes developed ERS issues mid-way through the 55-lap race.

"All in all, Lewis deserved to win the championship," said Rosberg.

"I'm very disappointed, but what happened to me had no impact, it did not change anything, so there is no point focusing on that. He did just a little bit better than me. The positive is I've been the better qualifier over the last two years and that gives me a good base.

"I came very close and it is a pity it did not work out, but I'm proud to have been here with the team. I still believed for a long time. There was always the possibility that Lewis would get something wrong with his car. I never give up and always pushed and that's why I wanted to finish.

"It's been an intense battle but a great battle. I race for battles like that. Lewis has been the best and it has been a great challenge. Most of the time it has been extremely enjoyable."


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