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Rosberg win gets his stability back – Lauda

Niki Lauda lauds Nico Rosberg's convincing win in the Mexican Grand Prix a week on from a controversial COTA weekend.
Niki Lauda says Nico Rosberg's comprehensive win in the Mexican Grand Prix was the result he needed to regain 'stability' after a run of frustrating form pitched him out of the 2015 F1 title fight with three races to go.

Starting from his fourth consecutive pole position at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Rosberg was never troubled en route to his first race victory since June's Austrian Grand Prix.

Coming a week after a late mistake in the United States Grand Prix cost him both a win and the world title to Lewis Hamilton, Lauda feels Rosberg's Mexican GP performance was as convincing a response as he could have wanted

“I feel sorry for Nico because I know what it is like when you get blown off all the time,” said the three-time world champion. “The worst thing is when you screw a race up and the other guy is champion, it's the worst thing that can happen to a racing driver.

“Therefore it's good that this race was the other way round, so he gets his stability back and he will keep on fighting.

“For me the most important thing is these two guys push each other and if one does not push anymore the other one doesn't go as quick. This calibration now is back which I think is very good for the drivers and for us.”

Rosberg's win sees him leapfrog Sebastian Vettel for second in the overall standings, the Ferrari driver's DNF making the Mercedes man the strong favourite for the runners-up spot to Hamiilton.


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Hypoc

November 03, 2015 11:19 PM
Last Edited 359 days ago

Taipan:
Hypoc: So two WCCs and Mercedes is falling apart, at least it took Red Bull 4 WCCs and two crappy seasons to do so.
What's the betting ... he goes the better.
Where lulu goes there will be trouble, Wolff/Mercedes clearly underestimated this and now at a point where he thinks he's like Senna, Ali, Bolt and Woods all in one Mercedes will have to pay a heavy price for it (going to enjoy every minute of it). Where Niki goes there will be trouble, always liked him and still do, result based and when he thinks you're an assh*le he will say you're an assh*le and he's probably right about it (and an avid pilot so thats a bonus). Him showing clear favouritism for lulu is annoying but not that strange, like you said it got him a piece of the Merc team and lulu is a great driver (pitchforks incoming), just a shame he has such a vile personality and lost all touch with reality.

Taz

November 03, 2015 10:55 AM

The same Niki that was glaring at the monitor stony faced at the previous race when he thought Rosberg was going to drop back and let Vettel past to spoil the party. He prefers Hamilton so this is just (to use a term he likes to use often) bullsh1t.



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