“For F***s Sake” – Rosberg Livid After Rapper Tinie Tempah Backs Hamilton for F1 Title Race

Published 07/30/2021, 9:04 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and second place finisher and World Drivers Champion Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP on the podium during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were each other’s greatest rivals, but are close friends. However, Rosberg still holds some banter towards his former Mercedes teammate and is always disheartened to know when someone tells him they support Hamilton.

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The 2016 world champion found himself attending the Formula  E race in London, where he caught with popular music artist, Tinie.

The two of them started a conversation about the F1 championship, and when Tinie told Rosberg he was rooting for his former foe; Rosberg was left broken-hearted.

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Rosberg isn’t on board the Hamilton train

The former Mercedes driver always wants to know who are people supporting in this intense title battle, is it Hamilton? Or Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

While having a talk with the songwriter, Tinie in London, just before the Formula E race. He asked, “Formula One, who are you rooting for? Tinie replied, Hamilton, which didn’t go well with Rosberg.

The former world champion jokingly walked away upon hearing this and said, “Oh for f***s sake. What the hell is up with that? What the hell is up with that?” He later asked, who will lift the title at the end of the season, Tinie didn’t hesitate and replied, Lewis as he had won it seven times.

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What does Rosberg think of the Silverstone incident?

The main talking about point this year was the crash of Verstappen due Hamilton. It changed the title race completely, many blamed the Mercedes driver, while some thought it was just a racing incident. Rosberg does think it was just an incident, but states this will be a turning point in their rivalry.

He said, “Well, it’s not a 100% obvious one. It was a close-fought battle throughout all the corners after the start, and then there it was just a little bit over the edge and then they touched.”

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Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the race REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

“That’s why there’s different opinions as well and I like to call it a racing incident as well. Of course you can put a little bit more blame on one or the other but in the end it’s the battle of the generations; both will not leave the other even a centimetre and we’ve seen that already in previous races,” Rosberg concluded.

Lewis and Max will face each other at Hungaroring this weekend. Verstappen will look to bounce back while Hamilton will try to bag another win for the Silver Arrows.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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