Rosberg hopes Hamilton relationship survives

Rosberg hopes Hamilton relationship survives

24 August 2014 – Nico Rosberg hopes his relationship with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton will extend beyond their Belgian Grand Prix collision.

Rosberg inflicted a left-rear puncture on Hamilton on the second lap of Sunday's race, when the duo were fighting for the lead at Les Combes.

Rosberg went on to finish second and extend his championship lead to 29 points, while Hamilton ultimately retired with damage relating to the clash.

"I am confident that we can keep it. It is always going to be an intense battle. There will always be difficult moments," said Rosberg.

"But after Hungary we had a discussion. We will discuss this again today, review it and move on."

Rosberg, who received boos on the podium, admitted that the outcome was upsetting for the team.

"I am very disappointed from a team perspective because we could have done a lot better than finishing in second place as our car was really, really special this weekend," the German went on to explain.

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