Formula One: Hamilton-Rosberg duel hurting Mercedes says Wolff
Published on Jun 22, 2014 6:37 AM
SPIELBERG BEI KNITTELFELD, Austria (AFP) - The internal rivalry between championship leader Nico Rosberg and runner-up Lewis Hamilton is hurting Mercedes, team chief Toto Wolff hinted on Saturday after Williams dominated qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix.
After winning the first six races of the season, Mercedes were overtaken by Red Bull in Montreal, and on Saturday they also failed to secure pole position for the first time this year.
Instead, Rosberg came third and Hamilton ninth.
“I think both of them are going for the max at the moment, it is a very fierce competitive battle between the two for pole position and for race wins, and then you need to push hard to beat your teammate,” Wolff told journalists at the Red Bull Ring.
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