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Nico Rosberg criticises Ferrari over Charles Leclerc pitstop at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Ferrari should not have pitted Charles Leclerc in the closing stages of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, says former world champion Nico Rosberg.The Monegasque driver was hunting down Sergio Perez in second place heading into the final 10 laps of the Italian race, before he caught too much of a curb and spun into the wall.Fortunately, there was minimal damage to Leclerc’s car but Ferrari still decided to pit him straight away and replace his front wing.Leclerc was then forced to recover several places in the final few laps as he ended up finishing a disappointing sixth.And Rosberg feels his...
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Nico Rosberg believes Toto Wolff is ‘annoyed’ with Lewis Hamilton after Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff was annoyed at Lewis Hamilton during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend, according to former driver Nico Rosberg.Wolff and Hamilton were seen in a heated discussion on Friday after the seven-time champion only narrowly made it through Q1 before managing just 13th place on the grid in Q2.He would then go on to finish 14th in the sprint race and 13th in the Emilia Romagna GP on Sunday, before Wolff dismissed speculation about a rift between him and the seven-time champion.But Rosberg, who worked with Hamilton and Wolff for several years at Mercedes, feels there...
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Mercedes ‘playing the mental game’ with Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg claims

Former world champion Nico Rosberg believes Mercedes copped the blame for Lewis Hamilton’s woeful result at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to keep the British driver motivated.Hamilton finished 13th, a lap down on winner Max Verstappen and nine places and one minute behind team-mate George Russell.Mercedes boss Toto Wolff told Hamilton the car was “undriveable” and issued an apology to the seven-time world champion in a grovelling radio message after the chequered flag.But Rosberg said his former adversary and team-mate at Mercedes should have performed better.“Toto was playing the mental game,” Rosberg, who beat Hamilton to the 2016 title before...
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F1 News: Anger Between Lewis Hamilton And Mercedes Chief Hinted At By Nico Rosberg

After a heated discussion between Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton after the seven-time world champion was knocked out of qualifying in Q2, former F1 champion Nico Rosberg has commented on what he believes happened between the two. While both Wolff and Hamilton have been tight-lipped about their reported confrontation with Wolff saying their were simply […] The post F1 News: Anger Between Lewis Hamilton And Mercedes Chief Hinted At By Nico Rosberg appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.
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Charles Leclerc cannot afford mistakes if he wants title, Nico Rosberg warns

Nico Rosberg says Charles Leclerc can ill-afford any more mistakes if he wants to beat Max Verstappen to the world championship.Leclerc fluffed his lines at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix when he ran over the kerbs at the Variante Alta and slid backwards into the barrier as he chased second-placed Sergio Perez.Leclerc recovered to the pit lane for a new front wing, emerging in ninth before passing Kevin Magnussen, Sebastian Vettel and Yuki Tsunoda to finish in sixth place.But Verstappen, who took pole position before winning Saturday’s sprint race and then claiming the fastest lap en route to a commanding...
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F1: Nico Rosberg Reacts To Lewis Hamilton’s Poor Performance – “It Is Unbelievable”

2016 F1 champion Nico Rosberg has commented on the performance of the Mercedes at Imola during qualifying, admitting that it’s “unbelievable” to see George Russell and Lewis Hamilton so far back on the grid. Hamilton and Russell had yet again more issues with traction, clinching 13th and 11th respectively for the sprint race today. “My […] The post F1: Nico Rosberg Reacts To Lewis Hamilton’s Poor Performance – “It Is Unbelievable” appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.
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Nico Rosberg spots cracks forming in Mercedes at Imola

Is Mercedes’ lack of progress damaging team relations?. Toto Wolff has never been one to hide his emotions but his apparent frustration at Imola ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix showed just how annoyed the Mercedes team are getting. Nico Rosberg tried to figure out what could have...
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Nico Rosberg responds after Lewis Hamilton labels Valtteri Bottas as ‘best teammate’

Nico Rosberg has responded to Lewis Hamilton’s suggestion that Valtteri Bottas was the British driver’s “best team-mate” at Mercedes.Hamilton described the Finn, who has joined Alfa Romeo ahead of the 2022 season, as a “gentleman” after a five-year partnership came to a close at the end of last season.Rosberg had been Bottas’ predecessor as Hamilton’s partner on the grid, but endured an at-times fractured relationship with the seven-time world champion, who arrived at the German team in 2012.Hamilton and Rosberg sparred both on and off the track, and have subsequently both revealed that they have maintained little contact since the...
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F1 news LIVE: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen controversies evened out in Abu Dhabi, Nico Rosberg claims

The controversy between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix evened itself out over the course of the race, according to former world champion Nico Rosberg. Hamilton was denied a record-breaking eighth championship when a series of incidents, combined with some questionable decisions from race director Michael Masi, led to Verstappen overtaking him on the final lap of the season.But Rosberg, a former teammate of Hamilton, has said the Mercedes driver benefitted from a favourable decision earlier in the race when he cut the corner, following a wheel-to-wheel battle with Verstappen. “It was good what...
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Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 title defeat left Nico Rosberg in ‘incredible pain’

Nico Rosberg has admitted he felt “incredible pain” while watching his former Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton lose the Formula 1 title this season.Hamilton entered the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – the final race of the year – level on points with title rival Max Verstappen, and the Briton led much of the race to seemingly set up a victory and title win.However, the emergence of a safety car late in the race led the FIA to effectively allow a final-lap shootout between Hamilton and Red Bull’s Verstappen, with the Dutch-Belgian taking the win to claim his first F1 title.Rosberg...
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Nico Rosberg Drives Ferrari F40 To Celebrate YouTube Milestone

Driving a Ferrari F40 is special even if you’re a Formula One World Champion. Nico Rosberg former F1 Driver and 2016 Formula One World Champion has a very unique retirement project. In his free time, he makes YouTube videos for his automotive vlog channel where he shares a unique part of the car world with his viewers. To celebrate his achievement of 1 million subscribers, Rosberg borrowed a very special car from his neighbor.
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F1 rules must be ‘easier to understand’ to avoid controversy repeat, says Nico Rosberg

Formula One needs to clarify its rulings and make it faster to understand what any outcome of incidents will be if it is to move on from a controversial 2021 season.That’s the view of Nico Rosberg, the 2016 world champion, who told Sky Sports that a change in FIA president, the off-season and the way the recent campaign ended all provide F1 with the need and the potential for immediate change.Being clear about which incidents are worthy of punishment will leave drivers in the know about what they can and can’t do, he explained, while the post-race discussions and counter-appeals...
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