Nico Rosberg knows as few to Lewis Hamilton on a personal and professional level. They were friends when they were kids in karting, neighbors in Monte Carlo and finally irreconcilable rivals, when the German challenged him and I won the 2016 World Cup with Mercedes.
Rosberg puts himself in his place after the painful World Cup final in Abu Dhabi for his former team: “It was heartbreaking for him”, He says in ‘Sky Sports’, for which he was commenting on the last race of the year.
“Of course, I do count on being back on the grid next year and fighting to regain the title of world champion, that somehow was taken from him, “says Nico, aligning himself with the thesis of Mercedes that there was something irregular.
There was something weird
“First of all, we have had an incredible year of Formula 1. It was a lot of fun to watch him with the phenomenal fight between Hamilton and Verstappen. They are the two best drivers in many years. Verstappen is also going to be champion many times, and the fact that the two of them met in each race was phenomenal, “he values.
“Sure, it was a difficult situation, because they always fight to the limit and the FIA also now has to calibrate and adjust. They have to do a good job in winter to improve and make it all clearer, because we have to avoid dubious situations “, he points out about the decisions of the race director and the stewards.
“I felt a pain, an incredible pain. I have nothing to do with anything now. Mercedes, but it’s my family from before “, he points out.
“They were 99% sure they were winning the World Cup, until there were three laps to go. Then, losing it, and also in a fight like that, in which he couldn’t do anything because his tires (Hamilton) had 50 laps, the pain is unbelievable. It’s a shame that it ended like this, with a somewhat strange decision on the part of the FIA ”, Rosberg pitches on the controversial ending.