So from the articles I've read it appears that Hamiltons car was set to the wrong mode by the mechanics / engineers when it before the car was sent out to the track, while Rosberg accidently put his in the mode while driving during the race; Rosberg was immediately told that there was a problem and as he had just done it he found it quickly... Hamilton would have had NO idea where to start as it wouldn't be obvious... another noobie error from Hamilton's new mechanics/engineers... Seems quite common this season since Mercedes swapped their crews around.
Catch up. The conspiracy theories were put to rest ages ago. Nobody thought his 'new mechanics/ engineers' were noobie when they put together practically flawless performances in Monaco in a very complicated weekend and 2 weeks later in Canada.
Maybe he shouldn't have turned up and shown off about barely driving the track in the simulator and then when he turns up he decides to play with his dogs on snapchat instead of going on a track walk.
Karma's a b1tch
I never said conspiracy, that's just a dumb comment. These guys are highly professional and also well trained, but this crew does appear to not be as consistent as the crew from the previous seasons... You can still be experienced and trained but do basic errors from time to time.
For someone that doesn't do simulators, he dominated free practice (all three sessions) so sure, blame that; he had a crap qualifying and then the team had the car in the wrong mappings...
Hard to decipher from TW interview if it was the "incorrect" mappings, or the team (not pit crew/mechanics) decided on a mapping that that they took as optimised (TW words) but wasn't very good. Getting hard core facts is hard in F1.