Rosberg questions Hamilton remarks

Last Updated 26 August 2014, 19:13 IST

Nico Rosberg has questioned Lewis Hamilton's version of events after the Mercedes team-mates collided while contesting the lead on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Hamilton told reporters at Spa on Sunday that the Formula One championship leader had told a team meeting after the race that he did it on purpose 'to make a point'.

Rosberg, who has dismissed the collision as a racing incident, said on a video blog from Hamburg that he saw it differently.

"Definitely one of the more difficult video blogs today," said the German. "I've been told what Lewis said in the press and the way he has stated his version of the events. All I can say is that my view of the events are very different.

"The thing is it's just better that I don't now give all the details of my opinion and things like that. I hope you respect that," added the German. "I prefer to just keep it internal."

Rosberg left Spa with a 29 point lead over Hamilton, who retired from the race with a damaged floor to his car after picking up a puncture as a result of his team-mate's front wing hitting his rear tyre.
Jenson Button, the 2009 world champion and Hamilton's former team-mate at McLaren, was also critical of Rosberg.

"I think any driver would look at it (the incident) now, and I'm sure Nico will look at it, and say 'I don't know what I was thinking'," the Briton told reporters.

"You should be able to judge situations like that a bit better.”

(Published 26 August 2014, 16:30 IST)

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