Lewis Hamilton Turns Up the Heat with Jibe at Nico Rosberg’s Nationality

by Editor | July 8, 2014 2:29 am

THE GUARDIAN – Nico Rosberg is not a real German, according to the unfailingly controversial Lewis Hamilton. After his victory at the British Grand Prix, Hamilton is warming up nicely for the next race in Hockenheim on Sunday week.

Rosberg was born in Wiesbaden, south-west Germany. The son of a German mother and Keke Rosberg, the Finnish 1982 Formula One world champion, he moved to Monaco when four weeks old. As a consequence, the 29-year-old’s following in Germany has been modest but since establishing a lead in the world championship driving a Mercedes while his world champion compatriot Sebastian Vettel faded from prominence, Rosberg has enjoyed a new following in the land of his birth, especially via social media.

His team-mate Hamilton, a boyhood friend who is only four points behind Rosberg after his fifth win of the season at Silverstone, said: “To be honest, Nico has never been in Germany, so he’s not really German. I remember when we used to race during karting, he never stood next to a German flag – not ever.

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