Mercedes duo to discuss 'above the limits' racing

By on Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg says he will discuss driving standard with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.

Rosberg and Hamilton battled for the lead of the race in Bahrain, with the German unhappy at Hamilton's driving at one stage of their scrap.

"That was the only example where I came on the radio and thought it was above the limits," he said. "The rest of the examples were really tough racing but with the necessary respect.

"It was the rate at which he was pushing me out, because if the rate is too fast I would struggle to avoid the accident. If you're on the inside you are the boss as long as you are in front, and it was just centimetres off me being in front in Turn 4 sometimes and I just didn't manage to get those five or 10 centimetres in front. I was even, and as long as you're even it's the inside that has the say.

"But I found the rate a little bit over the limit, which is why I said over the radio because I found it a bit over the limit."

Rosberg insists that the situation between him and Hamilton is normal.

"It's completely normal that, as a team, when there are races where a lot has happened that you go and sit down and discuss," he said. "That's very important to move forward and we will do that today; make sure that everyone discusses, knows there are different opinions and then review it to put it behind us.

"We then move on and push on full attack. It's a very normal process that has to happen and is natural because you need to learn from what has happened in order to move forward stronger."

Hamilton, who emerged as the victor in their scrap, says he hopes for more races like Bahrain in 2014.

"I got to spend some time at home with the family at the weekend and we watched the highlights," he said. "It was quite interesting to see the duel between each team and between team-mates. As I said it was a bit more like a go-kart race. Whether or not it will always be like that... that was a great race, I hope there are more races like that through the year."

That was the only example where I came on the radio and thought it was above the limits," he said. "The rest of the examples were really tough racing but with the necessary respect.

"It was the rate at which he was pushing me out, because if the rate is too fast I would struggle to avoid the accident. If you're on the inside you are the boss as long as you are in front, and it was just cms off me being in front in Turn 4 sometimes and I just didn't manage to get those five or ten cms in front. I was even, and as long as you're even it's the inside that has the say.

"But I found the rate [that he moved over] a little bit over the limit, which is why I said over the radio because I found it a bit over the limit."
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That was the only example where I came on the radio and thought it was above the limits," he said. "The rest of the examples were really tough racing but with the necessary respect.

"It was the rate at which he was pushing me out, because if the rate is too fast I would struggle to avoid the accident. If you're on the inside you are the boss as long as you are in front, and it was just cms off me being in front in Turn 4 sometimes and I just didn't manage to get those five or ten cms in front. I was even, and as long as you're even it's the inside that has the say.

"But I found the rate [that he moved over] a little bit over the limit, which is why I said over the radio because I found it a bit over the limit."
Read more at http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/154411.html#2mRV0e0EzewW7mxh.99

That was the only example where I came on the radio and thought it was above the limits," he said. "The rest of the examples were really tough racing but with the necessary respect.

"It was the rate at which he was pushing me out, because if the rate is too fast I would struggle to avoid the accident. If you're on the inside you are the boss as long as you are in front, and it was just cms off me being in front in Turn 4 sometimes and I just didn't manage to get those five or ten cms in front. I was even, and as long as you're even it's the inside that has the say.

"But I found the rate [that he moved over] a little bit over the limit, which is why I said over the radio because I found it a bit over the limit."
Read more at http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/154411.html#2mRV0e0EzewW7mxh.99

That was the only example where I came on the radio and thought it was above the limits," he said. "The rest of the examples were really tough racing but with the necessary respect.

"It was the rate at which he was pushing me out, because if the rate is too fast I would struggle to avoid the accident. If you're on the inside you are the boss as long as you are in front, and it was just cms off me being in front in Turn 4 sometimes and I just didn't manage to get those five or ten cms in front. I was even, and as long as you're even it's the inside that has the say.

"But I found the rate [that he moved over] a little bit over the limit, which is why I said over the radio because I found it a bit over the limit."
Read more at http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/154411.html#2mRV0e0EzewW7mxh.99

That was the only example where I came on the radio and thought it was above the limits," he said. "The rest of the examples were really tough racing but with the necessary respect.

"It was the rate at which he was pushing me out, because if the rate is too fast I would struggle to avoid the accident. If you're on the inside you are the boss as long as you are in front, and it was just cms off me being in front in Turn 4 sometimes and I just didn't manage to get those five or ten cms in front. I was even, and as long as you're even it's the inside that has the say.

"But I found the rate [that he moved over] a little bit over the limit, which is why I said over the radio because I found it a bit over the limit."
Read more at http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/154411.html#2mRV0e0EzewW7mxh.99


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