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Rosberg: We learned nothing from test, it was a 'full on Pirelli test'

6 June 2013

Nico Rosberg has insisted that Mercedes gained nothing from its tyre test with Pirelli following last month's Spanish Grand Prix.

Mercedes tested for three-days at the Circuit de Catalunya, running from May 15-17, and the decision by the team to use its 2013-spec car has landed it in trouble with the FIA, the sport's governing body. Indeed on Wednesday evening it was confirmed that an International Tribunal will be convened to consider if the rules have been broken [see separate story - HERE].

Speaking ahead of this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, however, Rosberg was adamant that it has not helped them.

“It was a full on Pirelli test - they dictate what we do,” Rosberg told Sky Sports News. “We have no say whatsoever - they say you are doing that, that, that and that and the engineers that they have run our programme. So it is not for us to learn anything or to decide on anything that we do.”

Rosberg also added that the controversy will not affect how either he or the team tackles the event at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this week.

“Not at all, the team is handling it and I am fully focussed on what I am doing, it has had no impact on me,” he added.

“I have not noticed anything different in the preparations. I know the team are working closely with the FIA to get through it quickly.”


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