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F1 Austrian Grand Prix: Rosberg: Teams never going to be 100% perfect

Nico Rosberg says with the additional challenge of the radio bans in 2016 teams and drivers are never going to have perfect races and seasons
Nico Rosberg says with the additional challenge of the radio bans in 2016 teams and drivers are never going to have perfect races and seasons and feels whoever deals with issues the best will prosper.

Both Mercedes drivers suffered another relapse of engine configuration set-up problems at the all-new Baku street circuit two weeks ago but after Rosberg quickly got on top of the issue he enjoyed a flawless drive to the flag to win his first race since the Russian Grand Prix to push his F1 championship lead to 24 points.

Rosberg's team-mate Lewis Hamilton struggled with the technical issue, desperately trying to solve it while racing in Baku, which saw his progress from 10th on the grid stunted to fifth at the chequered flag.

With both drivers suffering various engine and tyres issues this year Rosberg believes nobody is capable of perfection with the current radio ban as teams cannot relay the full or relevant information to drivers.

“Regarding the issues in Baku, there's not much you can change, if there's an issue with the mode you're in, an issue with the settings, there's not much you can change,” Rosberg said. “This is in the nature of the sport, you're never going to be able to be 100 per cent perfect, never.

“The goal of these rules is to make it more challenging for the teams and the drivers and you need to make sure as a team that the driver has all the options available to him out there, which is not easy to get 100 per cent perfect and that's why we had the issues we had in Baku.”

Rosberg feels the radio ban is having a positive effect on racing in F1, while Hamilton called for a rethink and considered them dangerous, but the German driver feels the challenge intensifies and spices up the action for the fans.

“That was the goal of these rules and also the fans were complaining that we were just puppets on the track, just doing what the engineers were telling us,” he said. “That was the complaint from the fans and that's why they changed the rules and they are the way they are now.

“It's more challenging for us out there, we're further away from perfection now, as we saw in Baku, so it's okay.”
by Haydn Cobb



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