Nico Rosberg has been released from the medical centre after his frightening accident at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Rosberg was making his way back through the field after contact with Romain Grosjean when he was launched over the back of Narain Karthikeyan.
“My car felt competitive today so it’s a real shame not to have finished the race and scored some points. Unfortunately that chance was gone after the first lap incident with Romain, after which I had to come into the pits for a new nose”, he said.
“Then there was the accident which put me out of the race. Narain told me that his steering broke and he needed to brake which I didn’t expect in that high-speed corner. There was no time for me to react, and I’m very thankful that we are both fine. I went to the medical centre for a precautionary check but everything is good. I will look forward now and hope for a better two races to end the season”.
It was the fourth race in a row without points for Mercedes, as a puncture left Michael Schumacher outside of the points.
“Unfortunately we have to say that again we suffered bad luck today. Due to the puncture I had to do another pit stop very late in the race which lost me a points scoring position”, he said.
“Of course this is part of the game and you cannot do anything about it but it was a real pity as we had reasonable pace and could have taken some points. Towards the end of the race I was hoping to close the gap to the top ten, and we were making good progress, but it just didn’t work out”.