Sunday, 26 April 2015

Tough start to season for Rosberg compared to Hamilton but the German is not looking at the standings

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team driver Nico Rosberg has confirmed that he is not focussing on the Drivers’ standings despite being 27 points behind team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg has failed to win a Grand Prix this season with Hamilton having taken three Grand Prix victories from the opening four races of the season. Rosberg has been on the podium in three Grand Prix so far this season and at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai accused team mate Lewis Hamilton of backing him into Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and just thinking of himself and not the team.

Rosberg heads to the Spanish Grand Prix in two weeks having finished the Bahrain Grand Prix in third place behind Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. 

However the German has now stated he lost time during his second pit-stop due to the fact that his chief mechanic flew home early and the German stated that he was unable to absorb that sort of lose during the race.

In Australia, Rosberg started the race on the front row alongside team mate and pole sitter Lewis Hamilton. In Malaysia the German started the race in third place just behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. In China, Rosberg was back on the front row alongside Hamilton while last time out in Bahrain he started the race from third place just ahead of Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari.

Despite difficult start to his season compared to his team mate, Rosberg is second in the championship and there is no doubt that the Mercedes driver will bounce back and be extremely competitive and will continue to challenge for race wins as the European season gets underway.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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