Rosberg was critical of Verstappen's performance at the Belgian Grand Prix, where the Red Bull driver crashed out on the opening lap.
"Verstappen was back to his old self a little bit," Rosberg commented post-race. "Just too aggressive, really too aggressive. I don't understand how he just stays flat out even with the car broken."
The Dutchman responded ahead of the Italian GP: "I think he is the new Jacques Villeneuve. Villeneuve has changed quite a bit, but it seems that Rosberg now and again wants to give a contrary opinion. Maybe he wants to attract viewers or something? He does it very often. At the beginning of this year he called me a narcissist. That is very extreme."
Having read Verstappen's quotes on GPFans, Hamilton shared the article with praise for his racing rival.
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