Nico Rosberg: “I’ve had a tricky weekend so far”


Nico Rosberg admitted to being annoyed to miss out on pole position at Silverstone after losing out by 0.113s to team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday.

The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver recovered from more issues on his car during practice to set the second best time of the session, but felt an issue with one of his tyres on his final run cost the opportunity to fight for pole position.

“My first run in Q3 was quick and I thought I had nailed it but, when I had a look on my dash, Lewis was just one tenth quicker which was very annoying!” revealed Rosberg.

“In the second run I was set to improve – but something felt wrong with my left front tyre. I had no grip, so we need to look into that later.

“I’ve had a tricky weekend so far with a few car problems – but it’s all still possible tomorrow as we have seen in the last race. Another big thanks to the boys in the garage.

“They had a lot of work to do again in the morning session to get my car back out after the issue.”