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F1 US GP: Rosberg frustrated to settle for second

Nico Rosberg wants to be back on full attack for Mexico as Lewis Hamilton eats into his F1 title lead in the United States.
United States Grand Prix – Race results

Nico Rosberg says he is already turning his focus to the Mexican Grand Prix after losing out to Lewis Hamilton in the United States Grand Prix for the first time since July's German race.

Coming into the Texas weekend with a 33 point advantage over Hamilton having out-scored his rival in each of the five events since the summer break, Rosberg struggled to factor himself into victory contention after losing out to Daniel Ricciardo at the start.

Though he would get the better of the Red Bull driver thanks in part to a well-timed Virtual Safety Car, Rosberg would have to settle for second position once more on American soil.

POINTS: Who sits where in the overall standings after the United States Grand Prix
Whilst he remains content with the points' margin over Hamilton – down to 26 points with three races remaining -, he maintains his strategy is to attack in Mexico rather than play the points' game.

“I just feel that it's a pity that it didn't work out with a win this weekend. I was going for that. It would have been awesome here in America but it didn't work out. Lewis did a great job this weekend, all the way through, qualifying and race so it just wasn't to be. I'll live with second place now and next race is another great opportunity.

“I got away really well, not quite enough to give it a go down the inside so Lewis would just have closed so no point in trying that so just went round the outside. All was looking good, actually, I just struggled for a bit of grip then out of the corner and Daniel had that extra grip and that's it.

“We knew that that was going to be a risk with that supersoft. Then flat out after that and it worked out of course with the VSC.”



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