Rosberg concerned for Mercedes as he sees ‘tensions rising’

Nico Rosberg believes tensions are rising internally at Mercedes, and that it's solely pure because of their present efficiency predicament.

					Rosberg concerned for Mercedes as he sees 'tensions rising'


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Nico Rosberg has spoken out about what he views as “rising tensions” at Mercedes, with the reigning Constructors’ Champions seemingly unable to affix within the title battle with Crimson Bull and Ferrari.

Whereas George Russell managed fourth place after a spirited drive at Imola, Lewis Hamilton may solely place thirteenth and a lap down on race winner Max Verstappen.

Over the weekend, footage emerged of an animated Toto Wolff talking with Hamilton within the storage – their physique language suggesting that there was a gentle disagreement going down.

Whereas each Hamilton and Wolff downplayed the second, saying that that they had merely been expressing mutual dissatisfaction with how qualifying had proceeded, former Mercedes driver Rosberg suspects there’s extra to it than they’re letting on.

Rosberg: Toto, for my part, was indignant at Lewis

“It is undoubtedly a really, very powerful state of affairs for Lewis,” Rosberg advised Sky Sports activities F1.

“He is received a race in each single 12 months of his profession, and it seems like this is perhaps the 12 months the place he cannot win any extra.

“You’ll be able to see how the strain is rising. We noticed how Toto, for my part,
was indignant at Lewis [after qualifying], as a result of possibly Lewis criticised
the staff slightly bit too harshly over the staff inside radio about
one thing they did.

“The stress’s rising, and that is pure, and Lewis will clearly
begin to present these feelings slightly bit.

“However, with the
expertise he has, I feel he’ll ultimately handle to maintain these underneath

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Rosberg empathises together with his former teammate

Rosberg, who retired from F1 after beating Hamilton to the 2016 Drivers’ Championship, admitted that he felt barely sorry for his former rival.

“It was powerful to see Lewis in that state; he is actually down, which is
comprehensible,” he mentioned.

“It’s a lengthy season, however
they’re nowhere with that automobile. They are not even going to have the ability to
battle for race wins any time quickly, so it is troublesome for Lewis to maintain his motivation up.

“I feel he’ll handle, as a result of he actually is a fighter, and keep in mind
there’s at all times that factor that he nonetheless needs to beat his teammate. That is actually, actually vital to him.

“With George performing so nicely,
that may very well be the most important motivator for Lewis to simply maintain going and
maintain preventing.”

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					Rosberg concerned for Mercedes as he sees 'tensions rising'

					Rosberg concerned for Mercedes as he sees 'tensions rising'


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