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I consider myself 100 per cent German - Rosberg

  • Published on 09 Jul 2014 12:49
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Nico Rosberg has hit back at his teammate Lewis Hamilton, after the Briton said next weekend's German grand prix is "not really his home race". F1 now heads from Hamilton's home turf at Silverstone to Hockenheim, where German-born Rosberg might expect similar levels of local support.

Not so, Hamilton told reporters, because Germany is "not really his home race" as Rosberg has a Finnish father and he grew up and still lives in Monaco. "What a stupid and unnecessary attack by Hamilton," said the major German daily Bild.

Also in reaction, Sport Bild published a huge colour photograph of Rosberg's face decorated with painted German flags. On Facebook, meanwhile, big football fan Rosberg celebrated Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil in the world cup semi-final by posting a photo of himself in a room littered with Germany-themed flags and memorabilia.

And when asked about Hamilton's comments after testing at Silverstone on Tuesday, Rosberg said: "Anyone can judge however they want. What do you want me to say?" He admitted he might not be as German as Hamilton is British "because I didn't grow up in Germany, but I consider myself 100 per cent German." (GMM)

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  • F1Germany

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    It is crazy that Nico Rosberg does not value as beign a Finn as well as he is a German. Finland is absolutely a great country. They had very hard times and raised their country from dust and ashes to the top countries. Hard-working Finn's are iconic: Paavo Saarijärvi, even though he is fictious, is surely one of the icons of Finland. Doing hard working year after year, never giving up, and finally reaching success.

    Finnish soldiers in the second world war were brave. They did a nasty job not letting great Soviet Union to wipe them away, just with a tiny army! After that, during Urho Kekkonen's period, Finland was raised to the top countries of the world.

    Finland has been famous of it's innovations. Inventors like A. I. Virtanen, Teuvo Kohonen, Matti Makkonen, among many others, have made great inventions the whole world are using every day.

    I always saw Nico Rosberg as a man, who has had the same attitude and courage than Mika Häkkinen: never giving up with the dream of beign a GP-winner or even the world champion.

    I have always considered Nico Rosberg beign a Finn, the great Flying Finn.

    Yours,

    F1Germany

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    • Jul 10 2014 - 13:44
  • F1Germany

    Posts: 3

    It is crazy that Nico Rosberg does not value as beign a Finn as well as he is a German. Finland is absolutely a great country. They had very hard times and raised their country from dust and ashes to the top countries. Hard-working Finn's are iconic: Paavo Saarijärvi, even though he is fictious, is surely one of the icons of Finland. Doing hard working year after year, never giving up, and finally reaching success.

    Finnish soldiers in the second world war were brave. They did a nasty job not letting great Soviet Union to wipe them away, just with a tiny army! After that, during Urho Kekkonen's period, Finland was raised to the top countries of the world.

    Finland has been famous of it's innovations. Inventors like A. I. Virtanen, Teuvo Kohonen, Matti Makkonen, among many others, have made great inventions the whole world are using every day.

    I always saw Nico Rosberg as a man, who has had the same attitude and courage than Mika Häkkinen: never giving up with the dream of beign a GP-winner or even the world champion.

    I have always considered Nico Rosberg beign a Finn, the great Flying Finn.

    Yours,

    F1Germany

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    • Jul 10 2014 - 13:50
  • F1Germany

    Posts: 3

    About four years ago:

    http://www.iltasanomat.fi/formula1/art-1288336513124.html

    15.5.2010:

    Nico: "I am a Finnish F1-driver."

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    • Jul 15 2014 - 14:47

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