Lewis Hamilton responded to the rhetorical remarks of Mercedes-Stallrivale Nico Rosberg to his greatest fear with a single photo. Two days after his frustration with Monaco, the British World Champion simply let the Muckis speak.
See us in Montreal,”Formula One World Champion Hamilton wrote on Facebook next to a picture showing him with his naked torso on a yacht climbing:”’35;Stronger’, Hamilton added, among other things.
That is exactly what Rosberg assumes at the next reunion of the Silver Arrow rivals on the race track.” I’ve got another ship to sail in Canada in two weeks, because Lewis is gonna come back even stronger. And then he’s even more dangerous!”, Rosberg wrote in his column for the “Image” newspaper.
Looking back on his victory in Monaco on Sunday, which Rosberg celebrated until the morning hours, the World Champion and World Champion stated: “This race was also a warning to me.” Motorsport leader Toto Wolff also assumes a quick regeneration of the British.” He is mentally so strong,”said the Austrian about Hamilton.”He is mentally so strong.” I have no doubt that he will recover as quickly as he ever will.”
Pole-man Hamilton had dominated the principality as he pleased, before being unwittingly robbed by his own team of any chance of victory. In the only safety-car phase of the Grand Prix in the streets of Monte Carlo Hamilton was called to the box for a new tyre change, but the lead was not enough.
Hamilton ranked only in the third rank behind Rosberg and also behind Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel. The consequence: Only ten points ahead of Rosberg in the classification after six of 19 races.
And although Mercedes enjoyed another double success with the unusual action, Rosberg noted: “I must not forget one thing: I have to thank Sebastian Vettel again!” The four-time World Champion made his life quite difficult for him when the 27-year-old Heppenheimer was still in third place behind Hamilton and Rosberg before the safety-car phase. But in the end he once again held my teammate from my neck.”
The team would certainly have preferred seats one and two for its two drivers. After the embarrassment of the strategy, the Mercedes crew at the command post should be under pressure to compensate the British in Canada.
That for Hamilton after his worst (!) Seasonal placement (previously three victories and two second places) now on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 7th only counts the victory, should be out of the question. The British won three times (2007, 2010, 2012). Rosberg never before.