Rosberg disputes Hamilton's comments

By on Monday, August 25, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg says that his view of what occurred during the post-race Mercedes debrief at the Belgian Grand Prix is 'very different' to the one proposed by team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg clipped Hamilton on the opening lap at Spa Francorchamps, resulting in the Brit's car sustaining a left rear puncture.

Hamilton later claimed that, following the debrief, Rosberg said he purposely did not back out of the move in order to 'prove a point'.

But speaking in his usual post-race video blog, Rosberg has countered those quotes.

"I’ve been told what Lewis said in the press and the way he stated his version of events," he said.

"All I can say is my view of the events are very different, but the thing is it’s just better that I don’t give all the details of my opinion, I hope you respect that, I prefer to keep that internal.

"We had a very good and important discussion after the race, when such things occur we must sit down and review them and that’s what we did. Everyone gave their opinion and we need to look forward. There will be another discussion for sure as we needs to see if we need to change our approach in the future."

Rosberg added that he has faith in the senior management trio of Paddy Lowe, Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda.

"The good thing is we have great leadership with Paddy, Toto and Niki and that’s important in such a situation," he said.

"Other than that it was an all over the place race for me unfortunately, I didn’t get the win in the end, [I] tried my best and will try and do it next time at Monza."


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