Runner-up Nico Rosberg hopes race will silence some of the critics of new era racing
By: Adam Cooper on April 6, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton dominated the Formula A single Bahrain Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg says that the wonderful battle amongst the 2 Mercedes drivers in the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix was very good for the sport, and will silence individuals who have criticized the new principles.
From pole Rosberg lost the lead to Lewis Hamilton at the begin, but he made repeated attempts to locate a way previous. The team split the techniques, giving him option tires for the ultimate stint, when Hamilton was on the primes.
“I did not have the very best of commences,” said Rosberg. “It was nevertheless great, but Lewis had a minor of a better one particular and which is the way it went. And then, I was faster today, which I was pleased about and gave it a run. I attempted to overtake at the finish of the first stint, couldn’;t make it stick. And then we experimented with to invert the strategies, just to give me a shot at the end, again to overtake. That was the strategy prior to the race, so that worked out effectively, and I attempted to keep a excellent speed on the Prime, being aware of that I will have a shot again at the end with the choice [tires].
“It was a very good battle once more, but sadly I could not make it come about today. Lewis did a excellent job defending but, you know, it was a substantial battle out there, and that’;s what I’;m right here for. For racing like that. I believe it was a good day for the sport, which is important, simply because of latest small bits of criticism. I feel they’;re all going to be rather quiet tomorrow — which is a very excellent factor. It truly is excellent that us as Silver Arrows, we made it take place — but of program I am quite unhappy with 2nd.”
Rosberg explained everything feasible was done to give him a possibility to overtake. “The crew helps make the selection for approaches. We did exactly the plan we mentioned before the race,” he mentioned. “Everything went specifically to program in buy to give me the very best possibility to have a shot at overtaking him at the end of the race.
“The crew played it as honest as they potentially could these days, allow us race flat-out. I do not believe you require much more evidence than you noticed that we’;re right here to race this year and there is no staff orders. We want to put on an remarkable present for you guys out there, and you at property, and today we managed. Of program, that’;s the small optimistic, but as I stated, I truly never like coming second.”
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