Hamilton told reporters at Spa on Sunday that the Formula One
championship leader had told a team meeting after the race that he
did it on purpose 'to make a point'.
Rosberg, who has dismissed the collision as a racing incident, said
on a video blog from Hamburg that he saw it differently.
"Definitely one of the more difficult video blogs today," said the
German. "I've been told what Lewis said in the press and the way he
has stated his version of the events. All I can say is that my view
of the events are very different.
"The thing is it's just better that I don't now give all the details
of my opinion and things like that. I hope you respect that," added
the German. "I prefer to just keep it internal."
Rosberg left Spa with a 29 point lead over Hamilton, who retired
from the race with a damaged floor to his car after picking up a
puncture as a result of his team mate's front wing hitting his rear
Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Sunday the post-race
meeting with drivers had been heated and explained that Rosberg had
wanted to show he was not going to back off but had not intended to
Rosberg said there had been an "important discussion" with more to
come before the Italian Grand Prix at Monza next week.
"Now we need to look forward. There will be another discussion for
sure because we need to see if we need to change our approach in the
future, as we did in Hungary. And we will do that," said the driver.
"I'm confident that as always we are going to find back to our way.
And then keep fighting in Monza and on we go."
Rosberg was blamed by team bosses after the race for causing what
was an avoidable collision, although stewards took no action and the
governing body is unlikely to take it further.
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Jenson Button, the 2009 world champion and Hamilton's former team mate at
McLaren, was also critical of Rosberg.
"I think any driver would look at it (the incident) now, and I'm sure
Nico will look at it, and say 'I don't know what I was thinking'," the
Briton told reporters.
"You should be able to judge situations like that a bit better.
Button said he sympathized for Hamilton and felt the incident had robbed
the fans of a great battle between the two.
"It is a shame it's not a cleaner fight," said Button. "I've always said
the person who wins the world championship this year is the person who
does the best job on the circuit, but that does not seem the way it is
at the moment.
"They (Mercedes) will still win the championships but what has happened
definitely adds spice to what is already a pretty spicy relationship."
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Greg Stutchbury)
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