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

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  • Lewis topped the times in both practice sessions with Nico finishing second in each.
  • Both F1 W06 Hybrids ran new Power Units – their third of the season.
  • Both cars ran the prime (medium) tyre in P1, the prime and option (soft) in P2.

Lewis Hamilton P1 (1:24.670, 25 Laps) P1 (1:24.279, 27 Laps)
Nico Rosberg P2 (1:25.133, 22 Laps) P2 (1:24.300, 35 Laps)

Nico Rosberg: It’s always great to be back here in Monza. The Tifosi are amazing and I want to thank everybody who gave me a warm welcome and the gifts for the birth of my daughter. The track is very interesting also, with big braking zones, low grip, low chicanes and lots of high speed sections. Today in the quali simulation it was very close with Lewis. It looks like it will be a tough fight between the two of us, so I look forward very much to the weekend. Our car is amazing here and the Mercedes power in the back is strong as always too.

Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical): It’s great to be back at Monza – a wonderful circuit with a lot of history. The morning session saw a bit of extra tyre work to understand some slightly different settings for this event. We also ran new engines, so there was also some extra work with engine calibration. For the afternoon we ran a normal programme. Lewis did have to stop for a period in the middle of his long run for a precautionary check on his brakes but, other than that, we achieved everything we intended to cover today. Both drivers were happy with the car, which showed good pace, so we look forward to what I’m sure will be an exciting qualifying session tomorrow.


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