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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.”

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”