Rosberg admits he deliberately hit Hamilton to 'prove a point' - Mercedes confirms


Some shocking revelations have come out of the post-race meeting with Rosberg and Hamilton.

Nico Rosberg was very tight-lipped in post-race interviews, refusing to go into detail about the incident with his teammate. That changed when the doors closed on the Mercedes team meeting.

Nico Rosberg immediately blamed Hamilton for the incident, but added that he could have avoided the contact, but didn't want to. He went on to tell Lewis, Toto Wolff, and Paddy Lowe that he allowed the contact to happen in order to 'prove a point.'

What is said behind closed doors, does not necessarily stay behind close doors apparently. Lewis Hamilton understandably blew the whistle on his teammate, telling reporters "We just had a meeting about it and he (Nico) basically said he did it on purpose."

"He said he could have avoided it, he said 'I did it to prove a point'." Mercedes confirmed that what Hamilton is saying is accurate. This could have some severe repercussions inside the team and perhaps even from the FIA.

"I was gobsmacked when I was listening to the meeting," said Hamilton. "You need to ask him what point he was trying to make because he just came in there and said it was all my fault."

Lewis also revealed that Rosberg was very vocal and upset in the Thursday meeting, still seething over what happened at the conclusion of the Hungarian Grand Prix a few weeks ago. 

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Series Formula 1
Event Belgian GP
Sub-event Sunday race
Track Spa-Francorchamps
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg , Toto Wolff
Teams Mercedes
Article type Breaking news