F1 » Bahrain Grand Prix 2013: 'Tough day at office' for Rosberg

Nico Rosberg: As nice as it was to start from pole, it was just as hard to finish in ninth place – it is not the way to do it. I just went backwards.

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Sossoliso - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 11:45 AM

You are not on race pace because your drivers spend all Friday test sessions chasing global headlines instead of preparing the car for the race where points are scored. I am always left of the impression Hamilton and Nico spend Fridays and Saturdays trying to get the upper hand on each other about how posts the faster time. Someone has to get a grip and outline the test program. 3 things to focus on
1) High fuel load and race simulation
2) High fuel load and race simulation
3) High fuel load and race simulation.
Forget about being fast over a single lap. Just mimic what Lotus is doing.


April 22, 2013 5:39 PM

I did say before the race that Rosberg will not last long in the lead because of the WO4 appetit to consume tyres if pushed hard, Mercedes have an improved car this year but the situation regarding the way the car's use of the tyres didn't change in the last three years.
It doesn't look as they said that “they have learned a lot”.


April 22, 2013 6:34 PM

Mercedes keep hindering their drivers with under fueling . It happened to Hamilton in Malaysia, and now Rosberg. Even if Rosberg had no tyre problems he was screwed. Brawn has to stop messing up .

rob01 - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 7:29 PM

Nico will need to learn that fuel millage its more important
than the racing. f1 is no longer about all out speed. its tire management and hitting a lap at a controlled pace. when Nico opted to fight with everyone he came across he used up his tires and fuel. neXt year fuel mileage will play the biggest part of the show. as they will be allotted a lot less than tbey current get.

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