Nico Rosberg has a lot to do with Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton The German says he watched the closing stages of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with incredible pain, with his former Formula 1 team losing the victory at the last minute.
Hamilton was well on his way to his eighth world title during the race at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Briton drove comfortably at the front for most of the race and nothing seemed to stand in his way. However, a late crash by Nicholas Latifi ensured that the tide could turn. Max Verstappen was able to take the lead in the race after the restart, so that he eventually took the world title away and Hamilton was left disappointed.
“I felt pain, an unbelievable pain,” Rosberg is quoted by Britain’s Express. “I have nothing to do with Mercedes now. But of course it remains my former family and it hurts unbelievably. They were 99 percent sure that they were going to win the world championship, until three laps before the end.”
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“After they lose,” Rosberg continues. “After losing it in a fight like that, where they couldn’t really do anything because the tires were 50 laps old, it hurts a lot. “It’s a shame it ended with a bit of a strange decision from the FIA. “