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Rosberg upset with Hamilton after US GP defeat (VIDEO)

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Nico Rosberg made no secret of his annoyance with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton following Sunday’s United States Grand Prix after his aggressive pass at the beginning of the race in Austin.

Starting second, Hamilton made a better start to get alongside pole-sitter Rosberg on the run down to turn one before forcing the German wide, causing him to drop down to fifth.

What followed was a mesmerising grand prix that saw Rosberg, Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat and Sebastian Vettel all look capable of winning the race at points.

With eight laps to go, Rosberg squandered a two-second lead by making a mistake and running wide at turn 16, allowing Hamilton to take the lead.

Hamilton eased home to claim his tenth win of the season and clinch his third Formula 1 world championship with three races to spare.

In the cool-down room after the race, Hamilton threw the second-place finisher Pirelli cap to a disgruntled Rosberg for him to wear, only for the German to toss it back at the Briton.

Speaking the post-race press conference, Rosberg hit out at Hamilton over his turn one move, believing that it overstepped the mark.

“Turn one for sure was very aggressive,” Rosberg said. “I haven’t seen it, so I can’t comment yet.

“For sure it was extremely aggressive. We hit each other – or I would say Lewis came into me, so obviously that’s not good.”

Rosberg also spoke about the error that cost him the lead of the race late on, putting it down to wheelspin.

“I jut got wheelspin, it’s never happened to me ever, not even in testing or racing,” Rosberg said. “I can’t explain it. Just need to look into it.

“That was really really tough at the time to lose the lead like that and to lose the win because I was feeling really good at that point.”

Keating stripped of Le Mans GTE-Am win; No. 68 Ganassi entry also disqualified

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FIA stewards announced Monday that two Ford GT entries have been disqualified from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, including the GTE-Am class-winning No. 85 entry from privateer Keating Motorsports.

Also DQ’d was the factory No. 68 Chip Ganassi Racing entry of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais, which initially finished fourth in the GTE-Pro class.

Both entries were found in violation of fuel capacity regulations, with the No. 85 entry also failing to meet the minimum refueling time during pit stops.

The refueling system on the No. 85 entry, driven by Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga, measured a time of 44.4 seconds during a stop, just shy of the minimum required time of 45 seconds.

As a result, the team was initially issued a 55.2-second post-race penalty by officials, which elevated the No. 56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR of Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Lindsey, and Egidio Perfetti to the class win.

The time penalty was calculated by the difference in the refueling time (0.6 seconds) multiplied by the amount of pit stops made by the team (23), then multiplied by four.

The No. 85 entry was set to finish second in class, but then received an outright DQ after its fuel capacity was also revealed to be 0.1 liters above the maximum permitted capacity of 96 liters.

As for Ganassi’s No. 68 entry, it was found to have a fuel capacity of 97.83 liters, which is above the maximum allowed capacity of 97 liters for the GTE-Pro Fords.

The No. 67 Ford of Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell, and Jonathan Bomarito subsequently moves up to fourth, and the No. 69 Ford of Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook moves up to fifth.

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