Feb 12 2024
Past Gas #224: F1's Greatest Rivalries: Hamilton vs Rosberg (aka “The Silver War”)
August, 2014. Gasoline and burnt rubber linger in the air at Spa-Francorchamps circuit, where the podium celebration for the Belgian Grand Prix is underway. The announcer calls the name of the second place finisher - Nico Rosberg. This should be a moment of celebration. But the crowd below roars with boos. Because the driver who Rosberg has overtaken in the quest for the championship is his childhood friend, turned F1 teammate, turned bitter rival, Lewis Hamilton. And just hours prior, Rosberg ran him off the road. Can a boyhood bond survive a fierce F1 title race? What about three in a row? And who prevails in the ultimate battle of strategy versus speed? Today on Past Gas, we’re talking about the Silver War, aka the battle between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
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