Bottas has discovered key to beating Hamilton - Rosberg
Nico Rosberg believes Valtteri Bottas may have come up with the key to beating Lewis Hamilton, having enjoyed a superb start to the 2019 season which leaves him top of the drivers' standings. Bottas' friendly relationship with his teammate could be crucial to getting the better of him, according to Rosberg.
Hamilton and Rosberg were friendly childhood rivals, although relations soon turned sour as teammates and title rivals in Formula 1 in 2014, with quarrels over that and the following season leaving a bitter taste.
After losing out in '14 and '15 Rosberg got the better of Hamilton to win the title in 2016, before immediately retiring, and the German suggested that taking a softer approach with Hamilton may have been key.
Rosberg told SID: "You should never annoy Lewis. If he gets angry, then he gets more motivated and concentrated and bites like a terrier.
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