We doubt that Nico Rosberg was singing to the Italian crowds. We think he was singing at them given the booing that was dished out to both Mercedes drivers. Even Hamilton’s fan-friendly approach didn’t work with the Tifosi.
The only thing more improbable than Rosberg actually beating Hamilton in Monza was for him to sing Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes on the podium.
— F1Nova (@F1Nova) September 4, 2016
What the hell came over him!?
I say good on him for going a bit mad and drowning out the booing. It’s the most mass musical “f*** you” since half-melted frogman and composer of scorn Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber flew in to vote for tax credit cuts in 2015.
Back to F1, Rosberg said,
“It means so much to me to win here at Monza. The crowd was unbelievable over the entire weekend and especially during the podium ceremony. This win is incredibly special for me and standing up there and singing with thousands of people gave me Goosebumps.
The race went perfectly for me and after a good start I was able manage the gap between myself and the car behind. Our car has been amazing this weekend and I extend a massive thank you to the whole team. I’m looking forward to Singapore, which was our weakest race last year. Hopefully we’ve learnt lessons from 2015 and we’ll come back even stronger!”
– Nico Rosberg
Maybe Rosberg just wanted to get one over Hamilton, who has a secretive musical
career hobby. Now, Nico can boast of singing live to thousands, which must be a bit difficult for Lewis to swallow. Mercedes head to Singapore with caution. Last year it was their worst race of the season with Rosberg 4th and Hamilton retiring after a power-unit failure.