Nico Rosberg said he thought Lewis Hamilton had made a mistake by pitting for intermediate tyres late in the British Grand Prix.
Rosberg was catching his team mate quickly at that point in the race. “I felt really comfortable at that time,” he told reporters afterwards. “I was going for it and I was thinking ‘OK, I can get Lewis now as well’, and I was looking forward to the battle.”
“But then he made the right call and came in in that lap. I was pretty sure that it was the wrong decision, I was happy to stay out, I thought ‘this is going to be mine’. But then it rained more on that lap, and then it was finished, so he made the right call.”
Rosberg pitted on the next lap and went on to finish second behind Hamilton.
He had run in fourth place earlier in the race and was struggling to find a way past the two Williams drivers. However he was able to pass them both when it started to rain.
“I was happy that the rain came because otherwise it would have been very difficult to get by,” he said. “It was a pity I couldn’t close up.”