(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)
Mercedes Non-Executive Chairman Niki Lauda believes that the dominance of reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is making life tough for the double world champion’s team mate Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton has won three of the opening four Grand Prix of the season and has been on the pole position for all of the races so far in 2015. Hamilton heads to next weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, the opening round of the European leg of the season, 27 points ahead of Rosberg who is currently in second place in the standings.
Lauda believes that Rosberg has to put Hamilton under pressure in the next few Grand Prix. In China Rosberg accused Lewis Hamilton of deliberating slowing his pace to back the German into four time world champion Sebastian Vettel and thinking of his own interests and not those of the entire Brackley based outfit.
The Silver Arrows head to the Spanish Grand Prix where last season they collected a 1-2 finish with Hamilton taking victory and Rosberg in second place. The German will be hoping that he will be the one who takes the win next weekend.
© Ben Johnston 2015