F1 » EXCLUSIVE Wolff praises Rosberg’s mental strength


Toto Wolff tells Crash.net Nico Rosberg showed impressive mental strength after he regained the championship lead with victory in Monaco

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Jim Clausen

May 29, 2014 1:42 PM

Rosberg over Hamilton. I really think the championship is Hamilton's to lose, which he will probably do. Rosberg may be a tick slower, but has a decided edge mentally. A brain will beat a foot any time. 5:4, Rosberg.

Odubbryer

May 29, 2014 2:02 PM

Whether accidental or deliberate, Rosberg 's qualifying stunt is now time expired and he will have to be genuinely faster than Hamilton, something that on balance he isnt. Maybe he'll make a step change maybe not, if he doesn't the title is Hamilton's to lose. Note for the haters, the basis for my belief that he is not faster is that he is losing 2-4 in qualifying and 1-4 in races where both have finished with healthy cars.

George Zaidan

May 29, 2014 2:05 PM

MikeLite: Shame Rosberg can only beat Hamilton when he has a technical problem or by very iffy Schumacher type qualifying!!

The only ones that think Rosberg's win is iffy are Hamilton and his OneEyedBoys fan club. Yeah, just as Schumacher, you folks will forever try to ruin their character and reputation.



MikeLite

May 29, 2014 2:16 PM

George Zaidan:

The only ones that think Rosberg's win is iffy are Hamilton and his OneEyedBoys fan club

Really is that so?? this is from another popular F1 website:

Nico won because he started from pole. He started from pole because he fraudulently claimed pole on Saturday when the stewards should have sent him to the back of the grid. What is slightly bewildering is the fact that so many people think it might have been an accident. "But the stewards believed his side of the story?" is the cry from Rosberg's supporters (and Lewis's detractors). The race stewards saw nothing wrong in Nelson Piquet Junior's deliberate crash at the Singapore Grand Prix and we now know that was about as genuine as Flavio Briatore's love of motorsport.

If the circumstances weren't suspicious enough already, if Nico's hands sawing at the wheel to create the situation weren't dodgy enough, why did he stick his car in reverse? You'd think if you genuinely messed up the Mirabeau corner you'd want to get ou

George Zaidan

May 29, 2014 2:23 PM

MikeLite: George Zaidan:

The only ones that think Rosberg's win is iffy are Hamilton and his OneEyedBoys fan club

Really is that so?? this is from another popular F1 website:

Nico won because he started from pole. He started from pole because he fraudulently claimed pole on Saturday when the stewards should have sent him to the back of the grid. What is slightly bewildering is the fact that so many people think it might have been an accident. "But the stewards believed his side of the story?" is the cry from Rosberg's supporters (and Lewis's detractors). The race stewards saw nothing wrong in Nelson Piquet Junior's deliberate crash at the Singapore Grand Prix and we now know that was about as genuine as Flavio Briatore's love of motorsport.

If the circumstances weren't suspicious enough already, if Nico's hands sawing at the wheel to create the situation weren't dodgy enough, why did he stick his car in reverse? You'd think if you genuinely messed up the Mirabeau corner you'd want to get ou

Looks like another OneEyedFanBoy sighting is all I can say.

George Zaidan

May 29, 2014 2:54 PM

"I do not like the idea of what Lewis did," he added, referring to Hamilton's accusations of sabotage and his refusal to congratulate or even look at new championship leader Rosberg after his back-to-back Monaco win.
f1today.net/en/news/i-do-not-like-the-idea-of-what-lewis-did--hakkinen?

Rayzerp2

May 29, 2014 2:59 PM

Rosberg has shown mental strenght. Unlike what has been stated here he has been faster on occasions than Hamilton in races (Lulu has admitted as much) and was unlucky not to have won. what was different was that when he came 2nd to his teammate he did not moan about strategy favoring the driver who was leading (lulu) or try to invent an infantile mind game war in the media where none existed or throw his toys out of the pram. he kept his head down and his mouth shut and got on with the job.
hamilton has been faster in general, won more races but has behaved like a clown in his interaction with the media in the last couple of weeks and seems determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. he was leading the championship having beaten rosberg 3 times on the bounce and instead of cracking on from that has talked himself into the middle of a phoney mental war that history tells us he will lose

Taipan

May 29, 2014 3:58 PM

Nick101: Let's be honest, it's easy for Wolff to praise Rosberg's mental strength - next to Hamilton, my cat would be considered a mental GIANT!


PMSL

And probably less of a pussy(cat) not to mention sporting better whiskers!

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