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Rosberg: Hard to predict the champion

Nico Rosberg says it is hard to predict who will be F1 champion this season
Nico Rosberg insists it is difficult to predict who will come out on top in the F1 title race this season after Lewis Hamilton joined him on the list of seven winners in seven races in Montreal.

Rosberg, who took victory in China, currently sits fifth in the championship standings – 21 points behind current leader Hamilton – after taking sixth in the Canadian Grand Prix.

The German has been mentioned as a possible title contender this season after an impressive recent run of form but he admitted it was hard to make predictions on who will emerge on top at the end of the year given the open nature of the races so far in 2012

“I have no idea,” the Mercedes man replied when asked by the official F1 website if he knew where the championship is heading. “I just know that it is fantastic for the fans - and a big chance for us. We have to understand the tyres better, although we do understand quite a lot by now. It is an interesting topic - one that I would say is key to this year's championship.

“But if you take those seven different winners then all the others are also trying to get acquainted with the tyres not just us. It is a very difficult language to learn!”

Rosberg was also quick to play down his own chances, insisting that what will be will be, while he also insisted it wasn't true that anyone could win a race in F1 this year.

“That is not true,” he said. “This is not an equal opportunity society where anybody can win but different cars work with the tyres in different ways under different conditions. You have to try as a team to have a car that works with the tyres in all conditions. And then it is not random anymore and that is when you win more than one race.

“I don't count myself into anything [in regards to the title]. I am concentrating on winning and will take it from there, whatever it means for the championship.”


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TheVern - Unregistered

June 12, 2012 5:14 PM

Well, my money is on Pedro in the HRT. HRT will devise some sort of radical downforce device featuring gerbils and create a superlight wing made of clingfilm.



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