Bahrain

Last Race: 19th April Bahrain

Bahrain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Kimi Raikkonen
3 Nico Rosberg
Spain

Next Race: 10th May Spain

Rosberg: I'm 100% German

2014-07-09 17:31:00

 RSS

Share:

Rosberg: I'm 100% German

Well there you have it! Nico Rosberg has cleared any confusion, from Lewis Hamilton at least, about his nationality...

Well there you have it! Nico Rosberg has cleared any confusion, from Lewis Hamilton at least, about his nationality.


In an attempt to up the pressure ahead of the German Grand Prix, Hamilton raised a few eyebrows when he claimed, probably tongue-in-cheek, that his team-mate "isn't really German".

"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," he said.

The Brit added: "He is German, Finnish, Monégasque or whatever, so he will get that support in Monaco and in Germany he has always had great support there."

Rosberg, though, has downplayed the remarks.

"I was actually there when he said it and I think it was actually the person interviewing who said those questions and Lewis didn't really answer much really," he said.

"What do you want me to say? Everyone can judge however they want."

When asked by Sky Sports News if he considered himself to be as German as Hamilton was British, he replied: "Not really, I didn't grow up in Germany so I guess I am not as British as he is, but I consider myself 100% German."

The next race takes place at Hockenheim in just over a week and Rosberg is hoping he gets plenty of backing from the locals.

"I hope I get a lot of support, but even the British crowd has been great because, yeah, they've supported Lewis but I got all the respect, and that was really nice to see. I could enjoy the great atmosphere they brought to the race track," he said.

Related link
Hamilton: Rosberg's Not Really German

Here's a man with a lot of reasons to be happy

Editor's Picks

Tech: McLaren Rear Wing

Tech: McLaren Rear Wing

Matt Somerfield looks at the new rear wing top flap and mainplane that was introduced on Fernando Alonso's car in Bahrain...

Team-Mate Wars: Bahrain

Team-Mate Wars: Bahrain

In F1, the first person you have to beat is your team-mate. Andrew Davies' Team-Mate Wars bows out for the final time...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Kvyat Crossroads

Kvyat Crossroads

Out-gunned by his team-mate, Daniil Kyvat could be facing the stark reality that goes with racing for the Red Bull squad...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...