Lewis Hamilton was unable to struggle his means into the factors on race day on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, however teammate George Russell crossed the road in fourth after yet one more spectacular weekend.
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Nico Rosberg has accused his former Mercedes boss Toto Wolff of “enjoying the psychological recreation” to make sure that Lewis Hamilton stays motivated for the problem forward.
Hamilton and his struggling W13 automobile crossed the road in 14th on the finish of a irritating Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, a race throughout which he was unable to cross the AlphaTauri of Pierre Gasly.
The 37-year-old’s distress was compounded by a stellar exhibiting from his teammate, George Russell, who handed various automobiles to put fourth on the chequered flag.
After the race, Wolff took to the staff radio to apologise to Hamilton and clarify that the blame lay with Mercedes’ “undriveable” automobile, not with the seven-time World Champion.
However Rosberg believes that Wolff was “not fairly telling the reality” together with his post-race apology.
“Toto was enjoying the psychological recreation, which may be very sensible on his behalf,” he instructed Sky Sports activities F1.
Wolff's post-race apology to Hamilton
After the race, Hamilton dominated himself out of the title struggle, suggesting that Mercedes really feel they’re nonetheless a way off discovering aggressive tempo.
Talking through the staff radio, Wolff mentioned to Hamilton: “Sorry for what you may have wanted to drive in the present day. I do know that is undriveable and never what we deserve to attain consequently.
“We’ll transfer from there, however this was a horrible race. We are going to come out of this.”
Rosberg: Wolff's not fairly telling the reality
Rosberg didn’t agree with Wolff’s evaluation, nonetheless, and pointed to Russell’s spectacular afternoon as proof that Hamilton is partly accountable for his nightmare weekend.
“[Mercedes are] taking the blame themselves, actually attempting to help Lewis mentally, lifting him up and saying, ‘Hey, Lewis, it isn’t your doing, it is actually on us’. That is very sensible, as a result of it isn’t fairly the reality,” continued Rosberg.
“Let’s not overlook that Russell is in P4 with that very same automobile, so Lewis positively had an enormous function to play in that poor consequence this weekend.
“Russell nonetheless managed to get P4 out of it with a superb weekend, so there was extra in that automobile.”
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Mercedes know they should hold Hamilton motivated
After a weekend through which Hamilton was pressured to reply questions on his Mercedes future, Rosberg says it’s essential that Wolff now finds a solution to hold his star driver hungry.
“Toto is simply attempting to carry him up, as a result of it is so essential to try to make it possible for Lewis retains that motivation by means of the entire season; it is essential for the staff,” mentioned Rosberg.
He added: “It is fairly straightforward for Lewis to lose [motivation] in these sorts of conditions.”