Rosberg-Hamilton rift shows no sign of healing 2016

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Rosberg-Hamilton rift shows no sign of healing 2016

Postby BMW » July 19th, 2016, 5:59 pm

It’s been some time since Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton saw eye to eye, so it’s no surprise that the German has conceded that he and Hamilton are “not best friends at the moment”.

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After a tumultuous 2015 season in which the pair clashed repeatedly as Hamilton strode to the World Championship title, the pair’s rivalry has revved up even further this season, with the two Mercedes drivers clashing three times in the space of five races.

At the Spanish Grand Prix, the pair crashed out on the first lap after colliding with each other, while in Austria Mercedes were denied a one-two finish after contact between the two on the last lap.

Mercedes have grown increasingly frustrated with their drivers throwing valuable points away and have given Hamilton and Rosberg a final warning after resisting the temptation to put team orders into effect.

Rosberg admitted that it is tough to be friends with Hamilton as they battle for Formula 1 supremacy.

“Beating Lewis … he’s one of the sweetest opponents.” he told reporters. “He’s one of those opponents where you get the greatest satisfaction from beating him because he’s World Champion.

“I have huge respect for him but, well, we’re not best friends at the moment. That’s the difficulty between us now. We’re just both so competitive and that makes it difficult to be friends because the competition is so extreme.

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