FIA post-qualifying press conference – Nico Rosberg – 2016 British Grand Prix

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Q: Nico, just picking up on that, all clear for you in terms of the rules of engagement, shall we say?

Nico Rosberg: Very clear.

Q: OK. Just looking at both of your cars on the overhead shots on the qualifying laps, particularly on the high-speed change of direction, it looks absolutely, incredibly stuck to the ground. Tell us what it’s like to drive, from the cockpit, and also where do you feel that couple of tenths got away from you today relative to Lewis?

NR: For sure, yes, they’ve given us an incredible car out there today. It’s just a pleasure to drive that, especially, as you say, through the high-speed. It’s like on rails, it’s just feels awesome and that’s like the most spectacular area for us racing drivers is the high-speed corners with the F1 cars. That felt very special out there today. Then, just wasn’t the best day out there for me. Congrats to Lewis who did a good job here and that’s it. But you know, tomorrow still all to play for and definitely still pushing.

Q: Nico, obviously one of your opportunities tomorrow is the start. It’s a slightly unusual start here isn’t it, at Silverstone, with a very fast first curve and then a series of corners that sort things out. Just tell us a little about your thoughts on this particular start at Silverstone.

NR: Yeah, it’s good. Going through those flat out corners right at the start – because they’re not flat-out with the heavy fuel and on cold tyres after the start. It’s quite a mission and it’s good fun and a good opportunity into Turn Three to attack. So, we’ll see.


Q: (Silvia Arias – Parabrisas) Nico, I would like to know if the problems you have yesterday, did it affect in any way the qualifying today?

NR: No, no. No.

Q: (Livio Oricchio – To Lewis and Nico. Lewis, after everything what happened with you and Nico and also what Toto Wolff told us, are you going to the race with a different approach? Will you keep it in mind before the start?

Q: Nico?

NR: Yeah, we’re still battling out there. It’s just a small modification to how – but that’s it.

Q: (Jonathan McEvoy – Daily Mail) To both the Mercedes drivers. Just following on from that, can you give an assurance that there won’t be a collision between the two Mercedes tomorrow?

NR: What do you want me to say to that? We never want to collide and never intend to collide. We’re going to be battling and continuing to avoid collisions.

Q: (Sean McGreevy – CSMA) Lewis and Nico, both of you have known each other for a long time but how difficult is it to be friends with your teammate when you’re fighting each other for race wins and the championship?

NR: Same.


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