>


Advertisement
Hot News
for your iPhone
for your iPad
Go to our forums to discuss this news
DATE News (chronologically)
09/09/19
f1
'New Villeneuve' Rosberg vows to ease driver criticism
Max Verstappen at Monza says Rosberg needs to shut his mouth
Max Verstappen at Monza says Rosberg needs to shut his mouth
(GMM) Nico Rosberg has vowed to "change" the way he critiques Formula 1 drivers.

At Monza, Max Verstappen dubbed the 2016 world champion the "new Villeneuve". It was a reference to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve, who is now known for being brutally outspoken on F1 issues.

Lewis Hamilton, who was Rosberg's teammate at Mercedes, also weighed into the topic of Rosberg's critique style at Monza.

"It's interesting because all the drivers know what it's like. When they are in the sport they moan about being criticized and then when they retire they become those critics," said the five time world champion.

"Unfortunately some drivers become irrelevant when they retire and have to hang onto other people's light to keep them in the light," Hamilton added.

The Monza episode has prompted Rosberg to admit that he should change his tone in his new role as a F1 television pundit, podcast host and vlogger.

"I love doing analysis but I also have great respect for these drivers," he is quoted by Marca.

"I have to make a change, because I don't want my former colleagues, who I respect a lot, feeling that way.

"One of the things I hated the most when I was a driver was hearing critical comments from journalists or former drivers. In my case it was usually David Coulthard and it drove me crazy, it was horrible.

"I will try to change my tone," the 34-year-old German added.

Hot News Archives
2000 2001 2002 2003
2004200520062007
2008200920102011
2012201320142015
2016201720182019
2020202120222023

Search Hot News
Search Help
AutoRacing1 Inc. BBB Business Review