Hamilton: I feel it would be wrong to point fingers

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Lewis Hamilton not pointing fingers

In the aftermath of a crisis meeting with Mercedes top management and their feuding drivers, Lewis Hamilton has emerged contrite but determined to clean up the increasingly ugly battle with teammate Nico Rosberg for the good of the team.

The dominant team’s has been plunged into crisis, when their drivers collided on lap two of the Belgian Grand Prix which triggered a war of words (through the media) between Rosberg and Hamilton.

In a statement released shortly after an official statement by the team, Hamilton said: “We came together as a team and discussed our differences. Nico and I accept that we have both made mistakes and I feel it would be wrong to point fingers and say which one is worse than the other. What’s important is how we rise as a team from these situations. We win and we lose together and, as a team, we will emerge stronger.”

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are free to race for the title

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are free to race for the title

“There is a deep foundation that still exists for me and Nico to work from, in spite of our difficult times and differences. We have the greatest team, the strongest group of individuals who have worked their hands to the bone to give us the best car you see us racing today. It’s important that we never forget that and give them the results they deserve.”

“Toto and Paddy told us clearly how we must race against each other from now on in a fair and respectful manner. The fans want to see a clean fight until the end of the season and that’s what we want to give them. It’s going to be a tough road from here but Championships have been won from much further back than I am now.”

“I promise you that I will be giving everything and more to win this for my team, for my family and for my fans,” concluded Hamilton. (GP247)