Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg (L) of Germany and team mate Lewis Hamilton of Britain walk next to each other after the qualifying session at the Belgian F1 Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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The incident, in which Rosberg's front wing made contact with Hamilton's rear tire and caused a puncture on the second lap of the race, was an avoidable one that wrecked the Briton's afternoon.Hamilton eventually retired after struggling with a damaged car, while Rosberg, now 29 points clear in the Formula One standings with seven races remaining, finished second.of controversy by telling reporters Rosberg had said in a post-race meeting he did it on purpose to 'prove a point'.The incident at Spa came after a controversy in Hungary at the end of July, where Hamilton did not slow to let Rosberg past, in spite of a team instruction not to hold him up, and finished ahead of the German after starting last.The team backed Hamilton and Rosberg seethed.
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