Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg poured scorn on suggestions that Mercedes team mate and reigning champion Lewis Hamilton is in ‘meltdown’ mode after losing ground in the title battle.
‘It’s complete rubbish,’ the German, winner of nine grands prix so far this season, said as he and Hamilton joined factory-based employees on Tuesday to celebrate the team’s third successive constructors’ championship.
‘He’s on it as ever before, fully motivated and does massive work hours also. I’ve seldom seen that from him in the last years, such a large amount,’ he told Sky Sports television at the team’s Brackley headquarters.
Nico Rosberg won the Japanese Grand Prix while Lewis Hamilton finished third last weekend
British media, whose criticism of Hamilton’s use of Snapchat during a news conference in Suzuka led to a backlash from the driver who also walked out of another…