Nico Rosberg says Lewis Hamilton is ideal F1 teammate

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As Mercedes looks into the future, Nico Rosberg says his ideal Formula One teammate is Lewis Hamilton.

As the teammates duelled alone for the titles in 2014 and 2015, the rising acrimony of the relationship moved Mercedes boss Toto Wolff to warn that the pair may need to be separated beyond 2016.

Rosberg is the one with the expiring contract, but Wolff has said Hamilton’s contract also contains a clause about behavior damaging to the team.

But when asked who he would like to see beside him at Mercedes into the future, Rosberg told the Munich newspaper TZ: “Lewis. He is a strong driver and the team has been successful.”

However, during their 2015 battle, Rosberg complained publicly that Hamilton is a driver who too often thinks only of himself rather than the team as a whole.

“That impression (of Hamilton) is not entirely true,” the German now clarifies. “As a driver, you need your team to be successful. If the team realizes that you think only of yourself, the whole thing quickly fails to work.”

So while Hamilton once joked that life would be easier if there was a ‘wall’ between the two sides of the garage, Rosberg explains: “It will never happen because it’s not good for the team.

Source: http://autoweek.com/

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