Nico Rosberg Demands Apology from Hamilton in Wake of Hamilton-Russell Collision.

In the aftermath of the collision between Lewis Hamilton and George Russell during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, former Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg has emphasized the need for Hamilton to offer an apology to Russell.

As the qualifying session unfolded, Russell made a strategic move to make way for Carlos Sainz, altering his position between the final two corners of the track. However, this set the stage for an intense encounter with his Mercedes teammate, Hamilton, who seized the opportunity to close in on Russell’s slipstream.

In a gripping moment, Hamilton positioned himself on the outside of Russell, aiming to make a decisive move. Unfortunately, the gap between them narrowed, resulting in a collision that caused damage to Hamilton’s front wing end-plate.

Russell’s qualifying hopes were dashed as he failed to advance to Q3, leaving him with a 12th-place starting position. Both Mercedes drivers, Hamilton and Russell, now face further scrutiny as they have been summoned to the stewards for an investigation into the incident.

“They had traffic to start the lap, Lewis decided to go for it and try to overtake and George didn’t see him at all. It is kind of unfortunate, but I think there will be some serious discussions,” said Rosberg for Sky Sports F1.

Following the collision between George Russell and Lewis Hamilton during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, Russell took responsibility and issued an apology over the team radio. However, former teammate Nico Rosberg believes that Hamilton should also express remorse in return.

Acknowledging his involvement in the incident, Russell humbly apologized for his part through the team radio communication.

Nevertheless, Rosberg, a former teammate of Hamilton’s, suggests that it would be fitting for the seven-time World Champion to reciprocate the sentiment and offer his own apology in response.

“George apologised, which I think is right, but Lewis also needs to apologise,” said the 2016 World Champion.

“If Lewis goes through, George’s lap is done because Lewis is right in front, George would be right behind and his lap ruined. So also Lewis would need to apologise,” Rosberg concluded.