Nico Rosberg frustrated after unbelievable issue

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Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expresssed his frustration after his slim title prospects were significantly dented following his retirement from the Russian Grand Prix.

Rosberg led away from pole position but his Mercedes W06 Hybrid developed a throttle problem, forcing him out of proceedings after only a handful of laps.

“It’s not nice when there’s a problem with the throttle pedal – a bit of a worry,” said Rosberg.

“It was coming more and more in my direction, the pedal, so in the end I had to lift my leg completely off the pedal to come off the throttle.

“I couldn’t steer anymore because my knee was in the steering wheel.

“It’s unbelievable for something like that to happen.”

Rosberg, who has not claimed a Grand Prix victory since his triumph in Austria in June, refused to rule himself out of title contention.

“Now I don’t think about that,” he said of the championship. “I’m just disappointed, so I’ll think about the rest afterwards. [But] I never write anything off.”


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