Formula One - Rosberg booed after Hamilton suffers puncture

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Formula One - Rosberg booed after Hamilton suffers puncture
Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and and Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg collide at the Spa-Francorchamps ciruit in Spa on August 24, 2014 during the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (AFP Photo/JOHN THYS)

- World championship leader Nico Rosberg was condemned by his team and booed by spectators after colliding with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on the way to taking second place behind victorious Australian Daniel Ricciardo in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Team boss Toto Wolff both laid the blame for the second-lap crash that left leader Hamilton with a race-wrecking puncture on Rosberg who appeared to drive into his teammate’s car.

"Completely unacceptable," said Wolff. "That was just an unacceptable race. It is unbelievable. You should not crash into your teammate.

"You don't try to overtake with the knife between your teeth in lap number two and damage both cars. This is a decisive moment in the battle between the two of them and for the team.

"Lewis is very upset, we kept him out there for a long time with a damaged car. He will recover quickly. It is going to be handled."


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