Rosberg remains calm for the start of the Russian GP

Nico Rosberg is delighted with his pole win at the Russian GP and says he is not yet thinking about the start where he will have Lewis Hamilton at his side again.

Published on 10/10/2015 à 16:24


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Rosberg remains calm for the start of the Russian GP

Nico Rosberg scored his third pole of the season at the Russian GP, ​​his second in a row after Suzuka in Japan last month, by completing a lap in 1'37"113 in Sochi to beat his teammate by three tenths. Lewis Hamilton. Despite the lack of testing due to the poor conditions of the first day and Carlos Sainz Jr's accident during the last test session, the German managed to find good settings on his W06 Hybrid.

“The weekend has been quite complicated so far due to the lack of testing”, commented Nico Rosberg who won the 18th pole of his career. “Qualifying went very well. We found a good balance on the car, in particular thanks to my engineers. We moved forward a little haphazardly, but it worked very well. »

The pilot Mercedes is not worried about the presence of Lewis Hamilton at his side, even though he was overtaken by the Briton when the lights went out at the Japanese GP. “I’m not thinking about it yet, I’m just enjoying my pole. It will come to mind this evening or tomorrow morning. The important objective of the weekend is the Manufacturers’ Championship. It would be fantastic to land it so early in the season. But I’m also here to reduce my gap with Lewis.”, added Nico Rosberg who is 48 points behind the Championship leader.

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