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A Former F1 Champion Paid £360,000 for His ‘Fault’ Crash at Mercedes in 2016

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In 2016, former Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg was embroiled in a highly dramatic incident that not only affected the outcome of the race but also intensified his rivalry with teammate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg disclosed astonishing developments within the team, shedding light on the contractual agreements they had signed. This revelation, detailed in a recent post on X, has sparked considerable interest and speculation among fans and pundits alike.

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The post of ‘Desi Racing Co.’ read, “We had to sign a contract that from now on, if we crash, it doesn’t matter whose fault it is, we pay for the damage” – Nico Rosberg He added “I remember how much I paid: it was £360,000 that I paid for one of those crashes, so that was very painful.”

Nico Rosberg’s Dramatic Crash: A Costly Incident at Mercedes

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The 2016 Spanish Grand Prix was a pivotal race in the championship battle between Rosberg and Hamilton. As teammates at Mercedes, they were both vying for the top spot. However, on lap one of the Barcelona circuit, disaster struck. Hamilton and Rosberg collided at turn four, sending both cars out of the race. The tension between the two Mercedes drivers had been building, and this incident escalated their rivalry to new heights.

Before the Spanish GP crash, Mercedes driver Rosberg had been on an impressive eight-race winning streak. He had clinched victory in the final three races of the 2015 season and continued his dominance into 2016. However, the collision abruptly ended his streak, leaving him frustrated and disappointed. The incident not only cost him a chance at another win but also had broader implications for the championship standings.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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