Let's get something out of the way: the last lap collision between Hamilton and Rosberg was in no way an "accident".
|Could Lewis had given more room? Of course|
It was a desperate move by the German who had, up to that point, had a great recovery race, stating sixth on the grid and nursing a car damaged by Vettel's exploding Pirelli.
|but both drivers knew there was a yellow in Sect2|
For his part, Rosberg has to ask himself why he did not play the long game: headlines aside, P2 from P6 is not terrible for the championship and there would have been no shame in losing a position with a damaged car. Overall, Nico drove the better race but made the terrible mistake of thinking Lewis would accept a second place as German has done for the team in the past, on more than one occasion.
What would reactions be had the roles been reversed? Interesting question, I guess it depends who's commenting.
"the Colombian doing such a good job of blocking the racing line as he is perfectly entitled to do"
In any case, with 12 races left to go, the intra team cat fight can only be good news for fans if Mercedes allows it to continue. Which they won't. They will side with Hamilton as they did after Spa 2014. It's the easiest move for them as Rosberg has little leverage politically.
Now winners and losers.
Winners: Verstappen, Wehrlein, Raikkonen, Button (who must have had a relative in the broadcast control booth today!). Red Bull, Manor
Verstappen, he crushed Ricciardo today. Wehrlein matches Jules Bianchi's achievement, scoring points with the crappiest car on the grid. A solid race from Kimi, Button continues his domination of Fernando "the best driver on the grid" Alonso.
Losers: Hulkenberg, Ricciardo, Kwiat, Pirelli, Williams, Force India.
Another tough break for Vettel with that less than perfect tire from Pirelli.
Silverstone just one week away, pass the popcorn!