Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Rosberg taking it one race at a time

(Mercedes AMG F1 Team)

Mercedes driver and championship leader Nico Rosberg has stated that he is taking it one race at a time as he bids to win his first world championship. The German currently leads team mate Lewis Hamilton by 22 points with six Grand Prix remaining this season. 

If Rosberg can win two out of the final five Grand Prix of the season after this weekend's race he will win the championship. 

Speaking at a team sponsorship event in Singapore today, Rosberg told Sky Sports News HQ that he is not thinking about the calculations that he needs to win the championship and is just going to give 100 percent for the remaining race's of the season.

Meanwhile both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have welcomed the ban on certain team radio communications. 

In other Mercedes related news, the team announced today that they have extended their technical partnership with IWC Schaffhausen until the end of 2018. Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff stated:

'We are delighted to have extended our partnership with IWC Schaffhausen for a further three years and to have the opportunity to continue to work closely with such a prestigious brand. Our shared passion for pushing the boundaries of engineering through technical innovation and design are the perfect match for IWC, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS and our sport of Formula One. We look forward to working in close collaboration with IWC in the years to come and to further contributing to the development of their innovative and beautiful timepieces.

Meanwhile IWC Schaffhausen CEO Georges Kem said:

'We and the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team’s engineers and designers are linked by a common passion for outstanding engineering, skilled craftsmanship and innovation. With the team’s drivers, we share a desire to deliver ultimate precision and unmatched performance. Lewis and Nico are not only unique personalities and incredibly successful sportsmen but also very creative. They were both immediately very interested in the idea of launching two limited special edition watches. I’m confident that these unusual timepieces will be equally popular with motorsport enthusiasts and watch connoisseurs.'

© Ben Johnston 2014

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