Germany 'not Rosberg's home race' - Hamilton

2,509 views

"When I was racing in karting he didn't stand with the grid girl next to a German flag ever. He always stood by Monaco" - Lewis Hamilton.

Jul.8 (GMM) Right back in the championship hunt after a home win at Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton has also ramped up his off-track battle with teammate Nico Rosberg.

German Rosberg's 29-point advantage before the British Grand Prix shrunk to just 4 points when he broke down with gearbox trouble.

Hamilton told reporters afterwards he is now going into "attack mode" for the final ten races, starting with Rosberg's home Grand Prix at Hockenheim in two weeks.

The Briton said: "To be honest, Nico has never actually been in Germany, so it is not really his home race.

"When I was racing in karting he didn't stand with the grid girl next to a German flag ever. He always stood by Monaco."

29-year-old Rosberg was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and his mother is German. His famous father Keke, however, is Finnish, and Rosberg has spent most of his life in Monaco and still lives in the Principality.

"I know he has grown up in Monaco so Monaco is his home town," Hamilton insisted.

"He is German, Finnish, Monegasque or whatever, so he will get that support in Monaco and in Germany he has always had great support there. It is always good to beat others on their home turf," he added.

Meanwhile, Hamilton rankled at a reported comment by Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff after Silverstone that, following his Silverstone retirement, Rosberg offered Hamilton a piece of advice, or a 'tip', en route to victory.

"Toto said that?" Hamilton responded, joking: "That's good. Toto likes being on that side of the garage."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg
Article type Breaking news
Tags hockenheim, silverstone

User photos

erikjunius
F1

erikjunius

37 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

21 photos
SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
max
F1

max

29 photos
ADLITIKA
F1

ADLITIKA

213 photos
Kevin_Bennett_Photo
F1

Kevin_Bennett_Photo

139 photos
PiBiPhoto
F1

PiBiPhoto

47 photos
Upload photo