Former Mercedes racer and world champion 2016 Nico Rosberg believes the team from Brackley, Suzuki, by calling Lewis Hamilton a second stop, has given Valtteri Bottas a win .
Although, according to Lewis Hamilton's original plan, he had only made one stop in the boxing for the Japanese GP, the Mercedes British team nevertheless once again called for a tire change, leaving Hamilton in third place.
Rosberg is convinced that Mercedes gave Finland a victory in Suzuki in this way.
“There were two options. Hamilton could be ordered to withdraw and they decided to call Lewis back in the boxes. They may have lost a double win, but have avoided any complication between their racers. Mercedes won the title in Japan and it would not be fair for the celebrity to be overshadowed by some drama among racers. “