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Rosberg not considering title

Nico Rosberg says he isn't thinking about the F1 title despite his victory in the Monaco Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg insists that he isn't thinking about the F1 title despite opening his win account for the 2013 season on the streets of Monaco.

The Mercedes man dominated the weekend in the principality as he topped practice, qualified on pole and then led the race from start-to-finish for the second success of his career.

The win came on the back of a run of three successive pole positions, although a series of below-par race performances mean he still sits 60 points behind leader Sebastian Vettel in the standings – his best result prior to Monaco being fourth in Malaysia.

With that gap in mind, Rosberg insisted he wasn't thinking about the title and said it was important for the team not to get too carried away with the result, with the Monaco circuit being something of an anomaly compared to the remaining venues on the schedule.

“I haven't thought about that at all yet, because just two weeks we ago were seventy seconds away in the race and even today, tyre degradation was still an issue,” he said post-race. “I think we were in a better position, much better definitely, but it's also a different track, very different track, different circumstances. I had the possibility of taking it easy and dictating the pace initially to save tyres, so we shouldn't get over-excited now, for the next couple of races.

“We still have a bit of an issue with our race pace and that's still what we need to work on, and also the development race. Everybody's pushing forward, flat out, and we need to make sure to keep up with that as we have been doing at the moment, which is great to see, because that was one of our weaknesses last year, we dropped away mid-season. For now it's going really well, so thanks to everybody back in the factory, doing a really cool job. But we have to wait and see.

“I'm definitely not thinking about the championship, I'm just thinking about today, winning Monaco.”




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need4speed - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 1:26 AM

Like his Father (Keke) who also won the Monaco GP - he may win the F1 WC. Back then in the early 80's Keke won F1 WC when Pironi had that dreadful accident in his Ferrari at Hockenheim in the rain and Watson (McLaren) lost what should have been his crown at Las Vegas!!!



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