Nico Rosberg’s quotes after race – 2016 Monaco Grand Prix

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  • Lewis took his 44 career victory today – his second at the Circuit de Monaco and first of 2016.
  • A tough afternoon for Nico saw him finish seventh after a race-long battle in traffic.
  • Nico (106) leads the Drivers’ Championship by 24 points from Lewis (82) in P2.
  • MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS (188) lead Ferrari (121) by 67 points in the Constructors’ Championship.

Nico Rosberg: In racing you have good days and bad days. Today was a bad day for me. I didn’t have the pace to fight for the win and we need to understand why. It was possibly a brake issue – but I don’t know for sure yet. I didn’t feel like I could push to the limit at the beginning of the race on the wet tyres. It was a simple decision to accept the request from the team to let Lewis past – even if it hurt very much in that moment. I was very far off the pace and Lewis quite clearly had the speed to win for the team. We’ve always had that rule – if you’re ahead and the other guy has a chance to win, you give him that chance. From there it just didn’t go my way. I had a tricky pit stop and was held in the box because there was traffic in pit lane. So the cars were just streaming by and suddenly I was down to sixth. Once you’re behind in Monaco that’s it – you’re stuck. At the end, Nico [Hülkenberg] had a lot more rubber left on his Soft tyres and my UltraSofts were finished, so I lost temperature in the drizzle and lost grip, which let him past too. That kind of summed it up, really. I’m massively disappointed with today – I really wanted to win my home race again but it didn’t work out. It’s been tough and I’ll probably need a day to take it all in – but then I’ll shift my focus to Canada and a chance to come back stronger.

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