in the aftermath Lewis Hamilton vs George Russell during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, former Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg stressed Hamilton’s need for an apology from Russell.
As the qualifying session progressed, Russell made a strategic move to make room for Carlos Sainz, changing his position between the last two corners of the track. However, this set the stage for an intense encounter with his Mercedes teammate Hamilton, who took the opportunity to get close to Russell’s airstream.
In a catching moment, Hamilton positioned himself outside of Russell, aiming to make the decisive move. Unfortunately, the gap between them narrowed, resulting in a collision that damaged the Hamilton’s front wing end plate.
Russell’s hopes of qualifying were dashed as he failed to make it into Q3, leaving him with 12th on the grid. Both Mercedes drivers Hamilton and Russell will now face further scrutiny as they have been called to stewards to investigate the incident.
“They had traffic early in the lap, Lewis decided to try to overtake and George didn’t see him at all. It’s a bit unfortunate but I think there will be serious discussions,” Rosberg told Sky Sports F1.
After George Russell and Lewis Hamilton collided during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, Russell took responsibility and apologized over the team’s radio. However, former teammate Nico Rosberg believes Hamilton should also express remorse in return.
Recognizing his involvement in the incident, Russell humbly apologized for his involvement via the band’s radio communications.
Nevertheless, Hamilton’s former teammate Rosberg suggests the seven-time world champion should reciprocate the feeling and apologize in return.
“George has apologized, which I think is right, but Lewis also needs to apologize,” said the 2016 world champion.
“If Lewis goes through, George’s lap is done because Lewis is right in front of him, George would be right behind him and his lap would be ruined. So Lewis would have to apologize,” Rosberg concluded.