F1 » Rosberg: Team had no idea what was going on

Nico Rosberg said he was happier to finish second to Mercedes team-mate in the Chinese GP after a tough weekend for the F1 points leader.

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April 21, 2014 3:09 AM

“I was completely on my own out there" - well, not quite. You were in communication with all and sundry about fuel levels, what to do etc.
And as for "having to do all things on my own" - that's the idea...

Still, all these things trickle down from F1 to road cars (so we are told) and soon we will all be driving around with 2 way radios linked to a base in another continent employing 100 people to tell us how far to press the throttle down - all in the interest of cost saving and efficiency.

Greg Campbell1

April 21, 2014 5:09 AM

Sounds like he's in rationalization mode. Nico needs to stop that crap, look in the mirror, and figure out how to go quicker. Maybe jump in a rally car, or go dirt tracking on a motorcycle? (Colin Edwards' 'boot camp' or the KR treatment couldn't hurt.)


April 21, 2014 10:21 AM

realisation can be very daunting. Speaking 6 languages or having a degree in engineering can be no help against a driver who is on top of his game and I believe people have been telling Nico that by a cerebral approach he can beat Lewis. Yes the Lewis of 2011 but the Lewis of 20114 is now a seasoned performer who has been up against the very best in the same F1 cars it is an apprenticeship that has made Lewis's victories over Nico look easy in 2014. You cant beat the school of hard knocks and Lewis has had plenty of those whether self-inflicted or by others incompetence it has now put Lewis in a strong position mentally.


April 22, 2014 12:45 PM

Yes more handbags at dawn statements from a F1 team.

Most sensible people want to try to reduce the cost of F1, well telemetry and all it's backup and operators would certainly save teams lots of money, it's not only the infrastructure costs it's travel costs, accommodation etc etc.

Other people like the fans want to see the drivers make more decisions (and mistakes).

Let's hope the rule makers will ban telemetry for race weekend
but I doubt it?

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