Rosberg: “Hamilton is one of the best pilots of the history”

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Nico Rosberg has adopted a very positive attitude and conciliatory since Sunday is proclaimed Champion of the World, in order to escape the criticism of Lewis Hamilton and asking that he leave behind the controversy that has arisen for his performance during the race.

in Addition, Nico Rosberg, aware that the wins themselves are more meritorious the more recognized is the talent of the opponent, has wanted to put in value the quality of Lewis Hamilton as a driver.

“Lewis is one of the best in the world, one of the best of all time, no doubt. Is incredibly intense to compete with him. Sets the bar very high. I have a great respect for him because he does an incredibly good job, it has done so well during these years and fought up to the last metro on Sunday. Made it extremely hard on Sunday, but even more beautiful after. I feel as if you had done all of his life and he always would have been defeated by a little, so they get a reward eventually is incredible.”

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have agreed on some computers and several categories since their beginnings in karting and became friends during the years, maintaining a very cordial relationship in the Formula 1. But the rivalry intensified in 2014 and, since then, both have had several disagreements.

“will Always be a complicated relationship. We are on the same team, fighting for races and titles. it Is virtually impossible to have a good relationship. We were good friends small, so that at least we respect each other. This helps in some way. I don’t know how it feels now, but I know how I felt in 2014 and 2015. It was difficult for me. In 2015 I lost again. Now I’m going to take a while to process that I am champion.”

Toto Wolff, the visible head of Mercedes F1, it recognizes that, when raised to sign Lewis Hamilton to accompany Nico Rosberg in 2013, the team was aware that it was best to give them the same opportunities to the two and take advantage of their rivalry in the benefit of the team, although sometimes arising rubbing.

“When we join Lewis and Nico in 2013, it was clear that there would be no status of rider number 1 to any of them, and that they do not what they would want. we Knew that we had the two talents of world class in our hands and that we would give to both the same opportunities to develop their potential and that would bring out the best of themselves”.

“at The same time, we knew that this approach may sometimes provide some difficult moments to deal with. Is something that we take into account and accept as a challenge. When you see the results that we have had together, it is clear that it is the right approach”.

With Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in their ranks, Mercedes has achieved three world titles constructors and pilots, in addition to 54 victories and 105 podium finishes.