Hamilton, Rosberg look to avoid each other

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Hamilton, Rosberg look to avoid each other
Sebastian Vettel, comes through the first chicane as Nico Rosberg (left) and Lewis Hamilton come together in Montreal.

Published: Wed 20 Jul 2016, 4:31 PM

Last updated: Thu 21 Jul 2016, 12:18 AM

No one has been able to stop Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg so far this season - except themselves.
The slow, twisting track of the Hungarian Grand Prix could prove challenging Sunday for the Mercedes teammates who have collided twice already this year. After 10 races, Rosberg has five victories and leads the F1 championship with 168 points, but he has seen his lead over Hamilton, who has four wins, cut from 43 points to just one.
The season's turning point came in May at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. Rosberg had won the first four races but the two Mercedes collided a few turns after the start and Red Bull's Max Verstappen took the checkered flag.
Since that fiasco, three-time world champion Hamilton has won four of five races, while Rosberg, championship runner-up in 2014 and 2015, has won just once. Halfway through the longest-ever Formula One season of 21 races, Mercedes has won nine of 10. "The battle is on with Lewis and I'm feeling great in myself and great in the car, so bring it on," Rosberg said ahead of the 31st Hungarian GP. "I can't wait for the next battle between us in Budapest. It's a tough circuit that really tests you as a driver."


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