Formula 1

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

1 Mins read

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.”

12264 posts

About author
Thirty-something motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1, Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 3. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Articles
Related posts
Formula 1

Ricciardo "soaked up enormous pressure" - Mclaren's Andreas Seidl

1 Mins read
The Mclaren F1 Team saw Scuderia Ferrari close the gap to within a handful of points of them in the Constructors’ standings, after Ricciardo finished fifth and Norris in eighth at COTA.
Formula 1

"I had to defend pretty hard" - Daniel Ricciardo

1 Mins read
Daniel Ricciardo finished an excellent fifth at the American Grand Prix after fending off Carlos Sainz Jr behind. Lando Norris crossed the line in eighth.
Formula 1

"I believe we can fight for third place" - Ferrari's Mattia Binotto

1 Mins read
Scuderia Ferrari closed the gap down to just 3.5 points to the Mclaren F1 Team, as the fight for third continued to intensify at the American Grand Prix.