Nico Rosberg’s quotes after free practices – 2015 American Grand Prix

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Play abandoned in Texas as thunderstorms settle in

  • Nico topped a low-key morning session with Lewis P5.
  • Both drivers completed exploratory laps on intermediate tyres before heading for an early bath due to mixed track conditions.
  • No times were set during the afternoon session as thunderstorms settled in above the Circuit of the Americas.
  • A fantastic effort from the crew saw the pit wall rain covers (partially) assembled in a mere 23mins, 47secs.

Nico Rosberg P1 (1:53.989, 7 Laps)N/A
Lewis HamiltonP5 (1:55.693, 4 Laps)N/A

Nico Rosberg: For me it wasn’t a bad day. I did my homework in the morning session, had a good quick lap and also tried a bit of work on setup. But it’s a shame for the spectators out there. They pay a lot of money to be here and didn’t see a single car driving in the afternoon. So let’s see what tomorrow brings – but the forecast is not good…

Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical): Intermediate conditions at the beginning of P1 meant that we were able to do some limited running with both drivers to get a feel for the balance of the car in the wet and also to perform a couple of practice starts. The pace seemed to be encouraging from what we could see. Later in the session, however, the circuit was drying quite significantly, so putting in more laps would have damaged the tyres very quickly. Since we only have the one set of intermediates for the whole of Friday, we therefore chose to save them for P2. Unfortunately, the whole of the afternoon session was cancelled, so that was perhaps an opportunity lost. The forecast suggests more of the same for tomorrow but we hope for the sake of the spectators that we will be able to run in qualifying.


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