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Rosberg reveals Mercedes asked him to fill in for Hamilton

2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has revealed that Mercedes asked him to make a stunning return to the team in 2020 when Sir Lewis Hamilton contracted COVID-19. A week after the Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula 1 was to stay at the Sakhir International Circuit and take to the shorter layout of the track. In between the two races, however, Hamilton tested positive for coronavirus, meaning that Mercedes needed a driver to replace him. Rosberg retired weeks after his dramatic title success – to which he defeated Hamilton – at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. READ: ‘Senior source’ warns Hamilton situation could get worse As a result, he was hurriedly replaced by Williams’ Valtteri...
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