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F1 China 2013: 'Fernando and Kimi just too fast,' admits Lewis

Unfortunately the problem was much worse for Nico Rosberg than it had been for Hamilton, meaning that there would be no repeat joy last year's Chinese GP race winner - who this time ended his race early back in the Mercedes garage after 21 laps.

"I had an unexpected level of understeer which made it difficult to drive," explained Rosberg later. "After my second pit stop, the feeling got worse and I had one front wheel in the air during the corners. The rear anti-roll bar, which influences the balance of the car, had broken so unfortunately we had to retire the car.

"It's a shame and I've had a difficult start to the season with two DNFs," he said. "But it's good to have the next race in just seven days time so hopefully we can put this result behind us with a strong weekend in Bahrain.

And in the meantime he had to be content sharing in the team's success with Hamilton. "It was great for the team to get another podium today," he said.




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Ben - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 3:58 PM

@Richard You said: "westy. correct me if i am wrong, but didnt nico actually have a WIN last year, in a car that was less competitive? lulu could not even get past a car that was damaged and had little downforce" Actually let me correct you. You're wrong. I can't believe someone who claimed to be so much knowledgeable of F1 would make such bold statement about a race that happened just 12 months ago. I hope you're not having one of those senior moments. Last year Rosberg qualified on pole position with a lap over 5/10 quicker than that of Hamilton (then at McLaren) in second, with Schumacher making up the top 3. After Hamilton was handed a 5 place grid penalty, it became a Mercedez 1-2 at the start of the race. Rosberg comfortably won the race with a bigger margin (about 20 seconds) than Alonso today, with Button second and Hamilton fighting back to take 3rd from Vettel. Early on last season, Mercedez was fast and very competitive, with their front wing F-Duck that other teams were



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