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F1 Mexican Grand Prix: Rosberg not yet turning attentions to 2016

Nico Rosberg insists he isn't yet turning his attentions towards a renewed challenge for the 2016 F1 title following his impressive win in Mexico.
Nico Rosberg says he isn't treating his return to success in the Mexican Grand Prix as a first step on the way to a challenge for the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship, insisting he is focusing on the final races individually.

The German secured his first F1 win since June's Austrian Grand Prix with a dominant lights-to-flag victory over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Mexico City, his success proving a convincing response to his United States GP disappointment when a late mistake cost him the win and the title.

His only win from four consecutive pole positions, though his efforts were seen as a redeeming performance to perhaps spur a renewed 2016 challenge, Rosberg insists next year is not on his mind for the time being.

“I don't think about it that way,” he said. “I think about the races. There is no aim to win the championship or get one back on Lewis, it was just go out there and win. That is the same for the next two, I am not thinking about 2016 yet.

“Of course there are bits and pieces you need to plan ahead and count for next year but nothing major. I managed to put the past away and move forward.”

The win, his fourth of the 2015 season, sees Rosberg leapfrog Vettel for second in the overall standings. He leads his countryman by 21 points with two races remaining.


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ghogmk2

November 04, 2015 6:36 PM

LoveF1: Careful, Carpenter. You'll be labelled a Lewis hater very soon by some fans - if you keep giving Nico advice on how to make the racing more of a battle and edge-of-the-seat stuff for everybody! Haters are gonna hate! Haterz are gonna hate! Haters are gonna hate! That's what you'll keep hearing, if you carry on demanding more from Nico, because it means you hate Lewis and want others to win races and keep the battle more exciting at the front...
Battle? What Battle. Given this car and a nobbled 2nd driver this was just a forgone conclusion just like216 will be. PS: Hate is a very strong word and doesn't apply to any of the lulu detractors on here. Seems a few lulu supporters claim the high ground (?) with the hate comments.

LoveF1

November 05, 2015 3:36 AM

Jeezus H. Christ! Does Lewis ever keep quiet?? To paraphrase..... I've never been in the best car the way Michael was when he won all his titles. I've only ever won because of my natural abilities, nothing else. Even though I've always been in very well funded teams.... I've never had an average teammate the way Michael had when he was winning. Same goes for Vettel, his protege by definition. Michael is not my hero, even though he won SEVEN world titles and could have won even more. Vettel his protege, only won his 4 titles because he was in a good car. Senna is my hero and a great man, and he never ever did anything bad to his teammate and pushed them off the race track, the way I've never done. I've never called my fellow drivers derogatory names and I've never lied to the stewards. I've never even choked when the title was within my grasp, the way others did. Etc etc etc :-) No, I'm not a Lewis hater, and he really needs to give it a rest and stop exhibiting what 107 used to call foot in mouth disease! I really thought he was improving. He's got 3 titles now, but he can't seem to stop talking for some reason...



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