Lewis Hamilton: Is Nico Rosberg biased against former F1 teammate and rival?

Since retiring at the end of the 2016 F1 season, Nico Rosberg has been a pundit for Sky Sports in the UK. Do his latest comments about Lewis Hamilton show that he is biased against the seven-time champion?

 

 

Hamilton is enduring his most difficult start to an F1 season since 2009 with Mercedes’ current challenger proving difficult to tame.
Hamilton has struggled to adapt to the tricky handling of the Mercedes W13, while new teammate George Russell has fared better albeit on the right side of lady luck in the opening portion of the season.
Russell sits 34 points clear of his more experienced teammate in the drivers’ championship after finishing every race in the top five.

 

 

Conversely, Hamilton has finished in the top five on just three occasions but the points standings don’t tell the full story.
Hamilton would have finished on the podium in Australia had it not been for an untimely Virtual Safety Car period and his pace in Barcelona was sensational.

Hamilton’s dip in results has led to some criticism from former teammate and F1 title rival Rosberg.
Hamilton and Rosberg spent four seasons together as teammates with the latter retiring after winning the 2016 title.

 

 

Speaking during the Monaco Grand Prix, Rosberg gave his thoughts on Hamilton’s current situation against Russell.
It’s definitely a very tough situation for Lewis,” Rosberg said. “He’s won a race in every season of his career and it looks like maybe this will be the year when he can’t win anymore.

 

 

“You can see how the tension is rising and that’s natural. Lewis will obviously start to show those emotions a little bit. Nevertheless, with the experience he has, I think he will eventually manage to keep those under control.

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