The Sun (Malaysia)
NICO TO TALK TO HAMILTON
NICO ROSBERG wants to clear the air with newly-crowned triple world champion Lewis Hamilton when the Mercedes team gathers at the ‘high altitude’ Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez ahead of this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix. Four days after the spectacular and tumultuous United States Grand Prix in Texas, where the pair clashed on lap one before Hamilton secured a bold, title-clinching triumph, the 30-year-old German wants an explanation of their wheel-banging duel. He made this clear in the aftermath of Sunday’s drama, when his disappointment was clear to the world and he accused the 30-year-old Briton of going a ‘step too far’ with his aggression. “It needs to be discussed. And I’m not sure about anything going forward.” But Rosberg, who struggled to hide his feelings after the race, conceded: “It wasn’t the key to the race because the main thing was my mistake. I got it wrong,” he said, of his late unforced error that gifted victory and the title to Hamilton. Mercedes management, meanwhile, will try to keep the team happy by avoiding a split in the garage and face more questions about supplying power units to Red Bull.