Hamilton slammed for being 'cement-brained' in light of Rosberg clash
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has reportedly been slammed as 'cement-brained' and constantly playing victim in light of the clash with his teammate Nico Rosberg.
The riff between Hamilton and Rosberg has been building all year and it came to a peak during the Belgian Grand Prix when both the Mercedes drivers collided while disputing the race lead.
This lead to Rosberg copping heat all week over controversially making contact with his Hamilton at Spa, but now it is Hamilton's turn to face the storm, News.com.au reported.
According to Hamilton, Rosberg confessed that he collided with his car on purpose on the second lap of Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, won by Australia's Daniel Ricciardo. The collision resulted in Hamilton eventually retiring from the race while Rosberg finished second, to extend his world championship lead to 29 points over his teammate.
However, reports published in a British newspaper have said that Hamilton's calculated aside that Rosberg had 'deliberately' clipped his Mercedes at Spa-Francorchamps was extraordinary not so much for the allegation, he has quite a history of these bald, thinly substantiated claims, as for the fact that he had breached the strict confidences of a drivers' briefing to make it.
The report claimed that for a man paid north of 20 million pounds-a-year to make 10 decisions through the compression of Eau Rouge, Hamilton makes some astoundingly cement-brained calls the moment he lifts the visor.
Hamilton has also been compared to the great Ayrton Senna, but only in the sense that they both always played the victim, according to the report.
The report said that the claims of sharp practice that Senna made against Alain Prost, against Michael Schumacher, against the then FIA president Jean-Marie Balestre, spoke of a man in whom a perception had hardened that everybody was out to sabotage him.
It further revealed that at least when Hamilton intimated that Rosberg had intentionally triggered yellow flags in Monaco, Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team principal, had the sense to demolish the argument as 'b------t'.
Meanwhile, Hamilton has admitted that he now faces an uphill battle to get back on terms with Rosberg in their championship fight, but has vowed that he won't be out to seek revenge, the report added. (ANI)
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