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Nico Rosberg: Of course, it was disappointing for me having to hold position but I understand the team's decision to safeguard our positions...

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March 25, 2013 3:57 PM

It doesn't matter if Hamilton was on fuel saving, fact was Rosberg had been more economical and had the fuel to burn and therefore was faster, whereas Hamilton had burnt more fuel and therefore had to drive slower.

Maybe Hamiltons faster in even cars, but the cars wern't even at this point.

Were they were on different teams, would you refuse to pass the person in front because they're only slow because they're only fuel saving? Rubbish.

If I were Nico, I would argue I drove more economically and it was Lewis' Engineers that made the mistake not Nico's Engineers, so why should Nico's side of the garage be punished?

Mark _

March 25, 2013 4:02 PM

Hamilton must be glad that the Red Bull drama is taking the attention off of the poor way that Mercedes managed their drives. Hamilton looked like Schumacher in Austria after Rubens was asked to pull over. Neither of them liked to have everyone see that their teammate was forced to give them a position.

Me - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 6:30 PM

Do both Brown and Horner think people are so naive to believe stupid explanations they made?
Brown is so famous for his team orders when he was in Ferrari.
It' s so strange and stupid: drivers knew about it so why did they choose his team and Mercedes?
They should have looked for another team instead the one managed by him.

Both Mercedes and Red Bull statements are just PR ones.

Darth Vader - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 6:53 PM

Lets just take Nico's comments in context as to why Nico was told to hold station:

1) Lewis all race pressurised the Red Bull fallout if it wasn't for Hamilton getting near Vettel he would not have started to get frustrated.

2) Lewis was told to push like mad by the team, thus meaning he had the fuel to do so.
In reality the team worked out he hadn't the fuel to stay at the Red Bull pace.

3)Rosberg tried 2 -3 times to pass Lewis and hold position however he failed at each attempt.

4)It was Hamilton who was in front at the last round of pitstops so had every right to race his own race at whatever pace he decided to race. There is still 17 races left with not that many engines and gear boxes to waste on who gets 3rd.

5)Rosberg did nothing of note to pressurise the Red Bulls but has the gaul to think he deserves 3rd place no bad to Nico but when you start putting pressure on the front runners not your own team mate who basically did then you can say move over. Considering Alonso

Angelina - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 7:01 PM

"It was difficult for me to stay ahead and not let him past, and it was difficult for him to stay behind. I wanted to let him past, but we have orders. I said to Ross that I should have let him past, but he said 'Absolutely not. When I tell you this is what I want you to do, you have to stick by it'. So I'm glad I stuck by it and I didn't get into trouble in that sense. But hats off to Nico, he did a fantastic job, and he was driver of the day for me."


March 25, 2013 8:35 PM

darth. so you do not blame merc for not fuelling him adequately to race? and since when was there a rule that whoever was leading at the last pit stop, should remain in the lead?

a race is a race, or so it is supposed to be. but last sunday proved that racing is secondary to marketing.

sam - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 9:34 PM

richard if it had all been other way round and hamlton overtaking rosbrg would you honestly be saying what you now saying about vettel, that it was proper thing for a racer to do. i dont think so. you would be quing up for say hamlton disgrace must be banned thrown out of f1 and all rest.


March 25, 2013 10:05 PM

sam. yes. if nico had gone past lulu, i would say the same. if webber was faster than seb but had been told to stay behind, but then passed, i would also say it was right. racing means that the fastest man wins. anything else is pure manipulation.


March 25, 2013 10:07 PM
Last Edited 1049 days ago

@chris Quite possibly because Lewis already has points on the table.
You've only got to look back on previous years drivers have lost out over a couple of point.

I'm surprised about all this analysis. This is the way racing has always been. You 'experts' must remember the Schumacher days. It's about the team, not solely the driver.

Don't feed the cynics lol

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