Published On: Fri, Dec 11th, 2015

Nico Rosberg unsure how he beat Lewis Hamilton in late 2015 run

Nico Rosberg says he does not know how he managed to turn the tables on Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and end the season with a run of success; Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve thinks Lewis Hamilton acted like "a spoilt child" after winning the 2015 title.

Nico Rosberg

Hamilton failed to beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in qualifying or the race in Mexico, Brazil or Abu Dhabi despite wrapping up the championship in Austin. During that time he complained changes to the Mercedes W06 after Singapore had shifted momentum to Rosberg, while suggesting his team was going to special measures to keep his German team-mate happy after losing the championship,  espn reports

The negativity between both Mercedes drivers at the end of the season prompted Toto Wolff to warn the team would consider a line-up change if it continues into 2016. Villeneuve, who won the title with Williams in 1997, thinks the final races of the season highlighted “a very negative side” of Hamilton’s character.

“After [Rosberg] lost the championship, it looks like something changed in him, ” Villeneuve told German publication Motorsport-Magazin. “I don’t know for sure but he became a killer. Lewis, however, reacted pretty badly and showed a very negative side of his character.

“He showed that he cannot be humble. He has secured three world championships but could not rejoice and behaved like a spoilt child whose toys had been taken away from him. He has not acted like a great champion.”

Read the full story at ESPN, by Nate Saunders

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