Nico Rosberg to Pay for Lewis Hamilton Crash, Says Mercedes Boss

Nico Rosberg, with a broken front wing, survived and finished second to open up a 29-points lead over Lewis Hamilton in the title race with seven races remaining.

updated: August 25, 2014 16:45 IST
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Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg drive at the Spa-Francorchamps ciruit in Spa on August 24, 2014 during the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix.


Spa, Belgium: Nico Rosberg will face serious consequences, but his comments were misinterpreted and he did not deliberately crash into Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

Speaking after a heated meeting to review Sunday's stormy race won by Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Wolff explained that Rosberg, who was booed on the podium, had wanted to make a point by not giving way when the pair collided on lap two.

But that, he said, did not mean he had intended to crash with Hamilton puncturing the Briton's left rear tyre and wrecking his race.

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