EXCUSES, EXCUSES: Nico Rosberg (left) says he's been battling brake issues all season but Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton doesn't believe a word of it. Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Nico Rosberg says he’s been working around brake problems throughout 2015 but Mercedes team mate and Formula 1 rival Lewis Hamilton has questioned their seriousness.
Hamilton told reporters ahead of the 2015 Hungarian GP, a race he has won four times: "He was perfectly fine on the brakes in the last race (Silverstone)... I'm just letting you know because I know the data and he knows you're going to ask me that.”
'WE DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS'
He asserted that the brakes were fine: "We don't have any problems with the brakes. We always want to improve the brakes, particularly in this hot climate where brakes tend to fade if they get over temperature."
Hamilton has won five races so far in 2015 to Rosberg's three and is leading his team mate by 17 points after nine grands prix. He was commenting after Rosberg complained separately about brake problems.
Rosberg said: "There are no particular big problems with the car except my usual issues with the brakes - a long-term thing and not easy to solve.
"It is feel, personal feel. It goes back to the 2014 season. It's difficult to put right because it has taken so long and we have not had much progress at all.”.
Hamilton and Rosberg will be aiming for their seventh one-two of the season on Sunday (July 26) and the team can set a record for ten consecutive races with both drivers on the podium.
Rosberg has not yet reached the Hungarian podium. He was fourth in 2014 after starting from pole.
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