(Mercedes AMG F1 Team)
Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has stated that he is, for now happy to share data with team mate Lewis Hamilton continuing Mercedes policy of sharing data between both driver's. However the German, who heads to Silverstone next weekend with a 29 point advantage over Hamilton at the top of the championship will, if he finds it keep an advantage to himself.
Despite going on a winning streak of four straight victories Lewis Hamilton is behind his team mate in the championship following two retirements from the eight Grand Prix in 2014. He has had two second place finishes in Monte Carlo and last time out at the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring.
Hamilton will be hoping for a victory in front of his home crowd at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone next weekend which would be his first win at the famous venue since his championship victory in 2008.
Rosberg was asked about the current situation within the Brackley based outfit to which he responded:
'It's all open - the data and everything is open, It's just that sometimes you're not going to put it on the table and say 'Look what I've done'. If I find a little bit of an advantage somewhere then I'm not going to tell everybody about it, I'll keep it to myself. It's little bits and pieces here and there.'
It is an extremely difficult situation for the Mercedes management team because their priority as a manufacturwoner is to win the Constructors championship as that is where the money is. But they also want one of their driver's to win the Driver's championship and to them, it doesn't matter which driver wins the title as long as he drives a Silver Arrows.
Rosberg went on to say:
'It's good to have the momentum on my side and I need to try to prolong it as much as possible. There will inevitably come a point when Lewis tries to pull it towards him again, and I just need to make the most of it for now, try to keep it for as long as possible and keep going. I'm on a good run at the moment.'
Rosberg heads to the British Grand Prix as the defending race winner having taken victory here so he will be hoping for a repeat performance next weekend.
© Ben Johnston 2014