London: Mercedes released an open letter to fans yesterday in which they dismissed social media claims that the German team are deliberately favouring Nico Rosberg over world champion Lewis Hamilton.
While Rosberg has won the first four races of the season, Hamilton has been bedevilled by mechanical problems and currently lies 43 points behind his German team-mate in second place in the drivers’ championship.
Team boss Toto Wolff said after Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix in Sochi that the conspiracy theorists were a “bunch of lunatics lying in their beds with their laptops on their chests”.
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