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Rosberg clarifies previous comments: I am a big fan of Verstappen

Former F1 driver Nico Rosberg has clarified that he is a big fan of Max Verstappen quelling any rumours of a rift between the two.

Nico Rosberg has claimed he is a big fan of the Dutch F1 driver Max Verstappen after the Red Bull man responded poorly to previous comments made by the 2016 world champion. Rosberg, who is now a media pundit, offered Verstappen some advice based on his personal experiences fighting with Lewis Hamilton. The German asked the young Dutchman to be more calculated in his approach with the Red Bull driver stating Rosberg was repeating what he already knew. The 2016 world champion has now stated the comments were blown out of proportion and he is indeed a big fan of the sport's youngest Grand Prix winner. "Indeed, Verstappen said he didn't need me to see how good Hamilton is. I'm a fan of Max, but the media is knocking it back up," Rosberg said to Sky Italia. "Of course I am sometimes critical in my role as an analyst, but I really am a huge fan of Max." Verstappen currently leads Mercedes' Hamilton by four points in the Driver's Championship after the first five races of the championship.

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