HOBNOBBIN HAMILTON: Lewis Hamilton poses with musician Jon Bon Jovi at event in New York city. Image: Instagram
LONDON, England - German Nico Rosberg is charging out of the northern summer break determined to fire everything at his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Reigning champion Hamilton, leading the duo's in-house 2015 battle by 21 points, entered the August 2015 shutdown period with a notably bad outing in Hungary.
The gossip media then followed Hamilton's every step through August, including shirtless, cigar-smoking jaunts with the pop star Rihanna, and mingling with celebrities including Jack Nicholson, Jamie Foxx and Bon Jovi.
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Hamilton posted a picture on his Instagram account posing next to Bon Jovi:
HAMILTON NOT LOSING FOCUS
Boss Toto Wolff insisted he does not think Hamilton is losing focus on F1.
"In these holiday weeks," Wolff told La Gazzetta dello Sport earlier in August, "everyone has the right to be left alone."
In contrast, however, Rosberg has spent his downtime at home with his heavily pregnant wife.
And the German is bursting back into action for this weekend's (August 22-23) Belgian grand prix with some comments that might be interpreted as a psychological jab at Hamilton's lifestyle.
Rosberg told Germany's Auto Bild: "Your private life does have an impact, you need to be in balance and go to the race weekend with a clear mind. I read about it from time to time. It is mainly about finding your own way to concentrate.
"It is important in sport that you do not have too much other nonsense in your head."Stay with Wheels24 for the 2015 Belgian GP this weekend.