LEWIS HAMILTON completed thirteenth in what was a race to neglect for the seven-time world champion on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg feels Toto Wolff is not telling Lewis Hamilton the entire fact (Picture: SKYSPORTS/ GETTY)
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Toto Wolff jumped on workforce radio to apologise to Lewis Hamilton after the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for Mercedes not giving him a automobile able to difficult, however Nico Rosberg does not suppose the Silver Arrows workforce principal is telling the entire “fact”. It proved to be one other irritating race weekend for Hamilton which all started on Friday.
The seven-time world champion certified down in thirteenth with Mercedes solely simply getting out of Q1. George Russell loved barely higher success, qualifying eleventh with the younger Brit ending the place he began within the dash.
Hamilton dropped one place although to 14th and had no luck within the begin on Sunday regardless of each Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo going off the observe. Russell was capable of capitalise on the mayhem in entrance of him, rapidly transferring as much as sixth, however Hamilton was caught behind a prepare of automobiles and was as much as eleventh.
And he remained exterior the highest 10 for the complete race although as Hamilton discovered himself caught behind Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri. The FIA’s determination to delay activating DRS performed a component as when it was opened, Hamilton had already been on the medium compound for a number of laps.
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Lewis Hamilton completed down in thirteenth (Picture: GETTY)
Wolff jumped on workforce radio to apologise to Hamilton after the race, however Rosberg believes Russell’s efficiency in ending fourth paints a a lot greater image for Mercedes.
“Right here, Toto was taking part in the psychological recreation which could be very sensible on his behalf once more, taking the blame themselves and actually attempting to assist Lewis mentally,” Rosberg mentioned on Sky Sports activities. “Lifting him up and saying that it wasn’t Lewis’ doing, it is on us.
“It’s extremely sensible as a result of it isn’t fairly the reality and let’s not neglect that Russell is in P4 with that very same automobile. So Lewis positively had an enormous function to play in that poor end result this weekend.”
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Russell is already 19 factors forward of Hamilton within the championship with the brand new Mercedes driver having fun with a formidable begin. The 24-year-old has been constant in every of the opening 4 races, ending fourth, fifth, third and fourth to date.
He is managed to beat Hamilton in three consecutive races with the 37-year-old conceding after the race that his possibilities of successful the championship are already over.
“A weekend to neglect for positive,” he mentioned. “I am out of the championship for positive.
“There is no query about that. However I will nonetheless hold working exhausting as I can and attempt to someway pull it again collectively.”