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For years Nico Rosberg drove alongside Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. In 2016 he managed to beat the British in the turbo hybrid era alone. How Rosberg classifies Hamilton’s world title.

From 2013 to 2016, Nico Rosberg drove alongside Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes-Benz, previously alongside Michael Schumacher. From 2014 the silver was eligible for titles, the childhood friendship between Nico and Lewis broke because of it. To this day, the Wiesbaden-based driver is the only Formula 1 driver who has been able to conquer Hamilton in the course of the turbo hybrid era since the beginning of 2014. After his world title in 2016, Rosberg stepped back at the top of his career.

Since then, the 23-time GP winner Rosberg has been observing the premier class as an expert for British Sky, among other things. The 35-year-old German says of his former stable mate Hamilton’s seventh world title: “There was a time when nobody would have believed that Michael Schumacher’s record of seven titles could be overtaken. And yet Lewis has now done it. For me, Hamilton is not only the most successful Formula 1 driver, but also one of the greats in sport. ”

“I’m not going to start comparing Lewis and Michael now. As far as their performance is concerned, that’s on par. But if we mention Schumacher, then we have to speak of Senna, and if we mention him, then Fangio too. For me, these four drivers stand out: Hamilton, Schumacher, Senna and Fangio. Who was the best of them all? It’s impossible to say, but everyone has left their mark on different eras. “

«To beat a Lewis Hamilton, everything has to be right with the competition. Otherwise she has no chance. When I hear that Lewis doesn’t think he’s at his peak yet and that he wants to keep going, it’s a little scary for the opponents. He even said it felt like he was just getting started. What must be going on in the minds of piste rivals such as Bottas, Vettel or Verstappen? ”

Turkey GP, Istanbul

1. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1:42:19,313 h
2. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Racing Point, +31,633 sec
3. Sebastian Vettel (D), Ferrari, +31,960
4. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +33.858
5. Carlos Sainz (E), McLaren, +34,363
6. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, +44,873
7. Alex Albon (T), Red Bull Racing, +46,484
8. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +1: 01,259 min
9. Lance Stroll (CDN), Racing Point, +1:12,353
10. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Renault, +1: 35.460
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Renault, +1 Runde
12. Daniil Kvyat (RUS), AlphaTauri, +1 Runde
14. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +1 Runde
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Mercedes, +1 lap
15. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 round
16. George Russell (GB), Williams, +1 Runde
Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, assignment
Romain Grosjean (F), Haas, damage after collision with Latifi
Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, damage after collision with Grosjean
Antonio Giovinazzi (I), Alfa Romeo, Getriebedefekt

World Championship stand after 14 of 17 races

1. Hamilton 307 points
2. Bottas 197
3. Verstappen 170
4. Pérez 100
5. Leclerc 97
6. Ricciardo 96
7. Sainz 75
8. Norris 74
9. Albon 70
10. Gasly 63
11. Stroll 59
12. Ocon 40
13. Vettel 33
14. Kvyat 26
15. Nico Hülkenberg (D) 10
16. Raikkonen 4
17. Giovinazzi 4
18. Grosjean 2
19. Magnussen 1
20. Latifi 0
21. Russell 0

1. Mercedes 504
2. Red Bull Racing 240
3. Racing Point 154
4. McLaren 149
5. Renault 136
6. Ferrari 130
7. AlphaTauri 89
8. Alfa Romeo 8
9. Haas 3
10. Williams 0


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