Lewis Hamilton has gone ‘SOFT’ and didn’t even try to block Max Verstappen, blasts old Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg

LEWIS HAMILTON has been accused of going “soft” in his title fight with Max Verstappen. Rosberg, however, felt Hamilton could have done more to defend, and said: “Unusual from Lewis. First, they allowed Verstappen to regain his advantage by taking a lap too long to pit Hamilton for his tyres, as Verstappen benefitted from the undercut. Mercedes’ chief strategist James Vowles apologised to Hamilton after the race saying “this one is on us”. He said: “As you could see, the whole race we were fighting each other. Horner said it was payback for Verstappen after Merc pulled the two-stop strategy to perfection as Hamilton won the Spanish GP in May.

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