Nico Rosberg admits 'archrival' Lewis Hamilton did 'a better job' to win F1 title
German racer Nico Rosberg has admitted that his Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton did a better job than him and the Briton deserved to win the Formula One World Championship title.
London: German racer Nico Rosberg has admitted that his Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton did a better job than him and the Briton deserved to win the Formula One World Championship title.
Rosberg's hopes ended in the season finale in Abu Dhabi as he suffered car problems while trailing Hamilton in second place and came home 14th. He said that he is very disappointed but all in all Hamilton deserved to win the championship.
The German admitted that all in all Hamilton just did a better job than him, especially in the races. Rosberg won five races this year, compared to Hamilton's 11, The BBC reported.
Rosberg needed to win in Abu Dhabi and hoped that Hamilton finished lower than second to win, but the German lost the lead at the start of the race and was unable to challenge the Briton even before his car hit trouble with a failed hybrid system.
He said that what happened to him had no impact on the championship, adding that Hamilton was out there winning the race.
Rosberg said that he would take confidence into 2015 from the fact that he had out-qualified Hamilton 11 times to seven this season, winning him the new pole position trophy.
The German claimed that the positive is that he has been the better qualifier over the two years, adding that Hamilton's level is massively high, adding that the Briton was the best on the grid this year.
Rosberg said that it has been an incredible year and to be able to battle it out with Hamilton has been great, although very intense sometimes.
The two drivers' relationship has been tested this year by some controversial moments but Rosberg went up to the pre-podium room to congratulate Hamilton and embrace him, the report added.