F1 » First pole joy for Rosberg in China

Nico Rosberg will start Sunday's F1 2012 Chinese Grand Prix from pole, having set a brilliant lap in Q3, a full half a second up on Lewis Hamilton.

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April 14, 2012 10:00 AM

Bravo Nico, unlike Australia and Malaysia, he delivered a perfect lap and the gap to the rest of the field was impressive. He may turn out to be a 'pole position' king this year, giving the team a good starting position in the race, well done to the team for producing the car. Now can the 'tech' department that produced the quickest car over a lap, develop it into a race car that doesnt murder its tyres, they did a lot of tyre comparison in 'last years' car over the winter, and can they do it quickly enough . . . They have a very good team, lets see.

Dee - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 10:36 AM

What has Kobayashi done to deserve being derived for qualifying well? He's been great at overtaking cleanly, so why should the start of tomorrow's race be any different? I hope he gets a great start to the race tomorrow and does both Sauber and Japan proud!

HartleyF1 - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 5:28 PM


Now Dee i never said he was a poor driver did i?
Kobi is a very good driver and i think he is one of the top 10 drivers on the grid.

But in my opinion looking at the front running drivers i think it is Kobi and Grosjean that are most likley to feature in a first corner smash up!. imo.

Ps I also didnt say he was a poor overtaker either.

My concern is that his driving style does not bode well going into the first corner with regards to the 5 world champions around him.

ie Imo i think he possibly lacks a little respect for some drivers around him and he may get in a flap if he is forced in to areas he does not wanna be!.

Dee - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 6:08 PM

You think Kobayashi lacks respect for some of the drivers around him? I'm sure that if you compare overtake versus collision stats for Kobayashi compared to, say, Hamilton or Massa, that Kobayashi comes out far better. When being overtaken by a faster car, he is very respectful, and when overtaking, he does it cleanly (and often spectacularly).

Grosjean, on the other hand, is a completely different story. He's only completed 5 laps so far this season, and I'm sure the drivers around him on the grid will be keeping a close eye on him.

Angelina - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 9:05 PM

Nice to see Rosberg and Schumi seem to like Hamilton much more than regulars Vettel and Button.
Hami too is close too Rosberg and both have hands around each others necks unlike regular bodyguard scene.

Both were chatting with Hammi too.

HartleyF1 - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 9:47 PM


I'll make it really simple....

Kobi is far more likely to cause an accident because he will not be willing to give up his position so easy.... Simples!

With regards to the Hamilton vs Massa vs Kobi passing / crashing stats thats debatable but i do understand your point.

However your point is totally irrelevant due to the fact i only said i thought imo that kobi made me feel uneasy that high up the field... Being as my driver Button is starting behind him!.

Dee Dee Duh Duh!

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