Rosberg says Hamilton too aggressive at the start

Nico Rosberg says teammate Lewis Hamilton was "extremely aggressive" in their first corner clash during the United States Grand Prix.

Rosberg started from pole, but Hamilton made a better start and dove down the inside at Turn 1, pushing the German wide.

As a result, Rosberg lost three places, but he went on to recover and looked set to win the race before a mistake near the end gifted Hamilton victory and his third title.

"Turn 1 for sure was very aggressive, what do I say? I haven't seen it, so I cannot comment it," Rosberg said after the race.

"For sure it was extremely aggressive.

"We hit each other. I would say Lewis came into me, which is not good, but I cannot say any more."

Having been quicker than Hamilton for most of the race, Rosberg scuppered his victory chances with a late off.

The German said he found the incident hard to explain.

"I am not saying anything was wrong with the car. I am assuming it was a mistake I made," said Rosberg.

"Getting too much wheelspin and getting away with the tyres not fully up to temperature. It felt strange as it had not happened to me before."

 

 

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Series Formula 1
Event United States GP
Track Circuit of the Americas
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg
Teams Mercedes
Article type Breaking news