Hamilton says Rosberg is underestimated 12 February, 2013 Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg Recent Mercedes signing Lewis Hamilton has spoken up for his new teammate Nico Rosberg. German Rosberg is seen to have outshone seven time world champion Michael Schumacher during their three years together at Mercedes between 2010 and 2012. But how much had success and subsequent retirement – and age – slowed the great 44-year-old? “Nico is a damn strong competitor,” Briton Hamilton told the French sports daily L’Equipe, “I can assure you. “He is underestimated,” added Rosberg’s new teammate, the 2008 world champion. Hamilton said Rosberg is good enough to push him right to the limits of his talents. “If you want to be the best,” he insisted, “you have to be pushed to your limits. And Nico is one of the drivers who can do that.” (GMM) Tweet Related NewsMercedes: We don’t want the title decided by car failureVictory in Singapore makes Hamilton title favouriteMercedes: A bittersweet afternoon for the teamHamilton: I was looking for a clean weekend and this was itMercedes teams against relaxing engine freezeHamilton saved his best for last to claim pole and deny RosbergMercedes: We don’t enjoy the advantage as on previous weekendsMercedes: Good and reliable sessions with both carRosberg and Hamilton welcome FIA radio clampdownHamilton versus Rosberg is a F1 legend in the making Coll Racevoski My word also. I don’t know why everyone is discounting Nico. Maybe he didn’t had a chance to show his talent in a proper car, but with Michael beside him it think that he done enough to prove him. fgfdgfdgdf Coll, he won a race in an inferior car with 20 sec advantage due to Ross his strategy. So the haters should shut it! backmarker Rosberg underestimated or Hamilton overestimated?