Throwback To Hamilton Versus Rosberg In The 2000 Karting World Cup

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been fighting for the Formula One World Championship for the last three years now, but 2014 wasn’t the first time the two of them fought each other for a title.

This footage from 2000, a year Max Verstappen had just got out his terrible twos phase, shows the two Mercedes drivers racing for the Karting World Cup. You’ll probably recognise a few other names in the race too, Mike Conway, Loic Duval and Bobby K himself, Robert Kubica.

It’s all about the battle between the two teammates though and the video even includes an interview with the two drivers, with Rosberg sounding almost exactly the same and Hamilton sounding… well, a lot less American.

So who won the race? Yeah, you probably already guessed.