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GP Week : Issue 208
Lewis Hamilton has pointed the finger of blame squarely at Nico Rosberg and claimed that the German admitted he was responsible for their lap two clash in sunday's Belgian GP. Following the race, Hamilton told reporters that Rosberg had admitted that he did nothing to avoid the collision “to prove a point." Hamilton cut a tyre in the clash and struggled around the track before retiring, while Rosberg finished second, after stopping to get a new nose fitted to his car. “It looked quite clear to me but we just had a meeting about it and he basically said he did it on purpose,” Hamilton said. “He said he could have avoided it. He said ‘I did it to prove a point.' And you don’t have to just rely on me – go and ask Toto [Wolff], Paddy [Lowe] and all those guys who are not happy with him as well.” “You can ask Fernando [Alonso] and you can ask all drivers –when a car is less than half a car's length alongside you and you are on the inside, it’s your racing line. It’s not your job to go massively out of your way to leave extra, extra room. And it wasn’t one of those corners where there’s a wall there or anything ... Look at sebastian [Vettel] on lap [one]. He was actually fur ther up and he knew he wasn’t going to go out the other side. He was sensible about it. “I was gobsmacked when I was listening to the meeting. You need to ask him (Rosberg) what 'point' he was trying to make.” straight after the race, Hamilton told reporters that he did now know what form of team direction management would now impose. “I can’t imagine what the team would do now. We came in to this weekend and I came with a really positive mind thought. I really was excited ... we’ve got eight races and we’re close – there’s only 11 points in it – and I thought it was going to be good for all of us. Good racing – I thought this was going to be a track that was going to be exciting. “It’s interesting because we had that meeting on Thursday and Nico expressed how angry he was – I was thinking ‘It’s been three weeks and you’ve been lingering?’ He expressed how angry he was; , he literally sat there and said how angry he was at Toto and Paddy. But I thought we should be good after that and then this result ... it’s interesting ...” F1 >>> nEWs NICO "PROVED A POINT" 9 GPWEEK.com // 9 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: