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Rosberg: Hamilton hasn't made error joining us

Nico Rosberg says Lewis Hamilton decision to join Mercedes was based on the 'long-term' and that Mercedes will succeed...

Nico Rosberg has defended Mercedes and has insisted Lewis Hamilton decision to jump ship from McLaren isn't a mistake.

The Brackley-based team has had a dismal season, excluding Rosberg's win in China and while neither Rosberg or team-mate, Michael Schumacher have scored in the last four races, Nico is convinced the German outfit will get it right and that Hamilton won't regret leaving the team that has guided his career from the start.

“He [Lewis] is thinking about the long-term,” Rosberg told speedtv.com. “This is a strong team that is developing more and more and will certainly succeed eventually.

“We have changed the scale of our wind tunnel from 50 to 60 percent. It's a very complicated job but we anticipate being more competitive in 2013 [as a result of this change].”

As for comments made by Hamilton that he doesn't think he will be able to challenge for the title next year or even win races with Mercedes, Rosberg added that the Englishman is just being cautious.

“I think he's leaving space open for something spectacular,” Rosberg explained.

“Anyway, I have learned not to comment on quotes that are reported by newspapers!”

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19.04.2012-  Press conference, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 and Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03
27.05.2012- Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03 leads Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
24.06.2012- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 and Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03
07.10.2012- Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 and Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03 at drivers parade
21.04.2012.- Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27

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