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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
Toto Wolff has praised Nico Rosberg's mental strength after he regained the championship lead with victory in Monaco.

The win was Rosberg's first since the opening race of the season – when team-mate Lewis Hamilton retired having started on pole – and put an end to a run of four straight Hamilton wins. Victory in the Spanish Grand Prix had finally seen Hamilton move in to the lead in the drivers' championship, but Rosberg responded by taking it straight back in Monte Carlo.

Speaking exclusively to Crash.net, when asked if Rosberg had shown impressive mental strength, Wolff replied: “Yes, absolutely.

“I remember two weeks ago people were writing him off and saying 'Will that break him?' Now here we are two weeks later and he's back in the lead of the championship, so you can never somebody off.

“These guys are really competitive. They have gone through these situations many times in their lives be it in karting or in junior formulae so that is OK.”

With Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo threatening to spoil the one-two result in Monaco, executive director (business) Wolff doesn't expect to have quite such a tough time in Canada next weekend.

“We know that Red Bull was going to be closer because [Monaco] is a downforce track and it is not a power circuit so hopefully we will increase the margin in Montreal again a little bit.”



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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.



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