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Published: 10:47 | 7/5/16

Forget plot notions, pleads Hamilton

Champion asks fans to ignore conspiracy theories

Lewis Hamilton has asked his fans to leave behind ideas that Mercedes are plotting against him in favour of teammate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton beat Rosberg to the World Championship title in both 2014 and 2015.

The German, though, has won the opening four races of the current campaign, with Hamilton badly hampered by a series of technical and mechanical issues.

However, the Englishman, who also won the title as a McLaren driver in 2008, has pleaded with his supporters to forget conspiracy theories regarding Mercedes’ alleged favouring of Rosberg.

"I want you to know how grateful I am for all of your support,” said the 31-year-old.

"I'd like to ask that you, please trust in my team, as I do. This is my family.

"These guys have been the greatest, hardest-working people for me, and that is why I am now 3x world champion.

"Please don't put any more thought into my team doing anything unjust towards me, and understand that it would be in no one's best interest for that to be the case.

"We've had the best three years together, and whilst it's not going to plan right now, all will unfold in its own time.

"I trust these guys 1000 per cent, and my mechanics are incredible - the best in the business. I respect them, so please do the same.

"They are the guys that are going to make winning this championship possible."

Hamilton trails Rosberg by 43 points in the fight for the 2016 title, although just four events from a total of 21 have taken place.

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