You gotta love (not sure if I do) a guy who is confident enough to say that he’s not going to help his teammate and NOT be ashamed of it. Lewis Hamilton is that guy. Unfortunately, Nico Rosberg is that teammate. Hamilton has carried a supreme air of success and superiority over Nico this season, undoubtedly related to his championship last year and having #1 status (whether it was implied or not at start of 2015 season) within the team.
There has been much talk about Nico now losing his edge and possibly mental strength when battling head-to-head vs. Lewis, and by the look of it in the heat of on-track battle, it certainly appears so. I just went back to watch the footage of the battle to Turn 1 at COTA from last week’s USGP and the more I watch it, the clearer it becomes that Lewis never had any intention of letting Nico ever turn in past him. It goes to show how Hamilton feels about Nico – not relenting to him and following through with the intention of giving no quarter. Hamilton simply doesn’t care to appease the Mercedes F1 team bosses and probably ready to reject any team orders that would have him finishing behind Nico.
If only Nico had that same mindset…(let’s see what happens this weekend for the Mexico GP)