Rosberg first to test W02

By on Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rosberg scored three podiums in 2010, his last coming at Silverstone

Nico Rosberg will be first to test the Mercedes W02 at Valencia on February 1st, with the official unveiling at 9.20am

“I am going first,” Rosberg told reporters at the Fashion Week in Berlin, according to the DPA press agency. “It will be interesting to see how it [the new car] feels.

“You know pretty quickly how good it is going to be. It is probably unrealistic to go into the season saying we will win the championship, but we will succeed sooner or later. We are on the right track.”

Rosberg also questioned Alonso's statement of the threat Schumacher posed, when the Spaniard said that the 7 times champion was his most dangerous opponent.

“No, that doesn't interest me,” he replied in a separate interview with Germany's Auto Motor Und Sport. “But I found it a bit strange, a little bit amusing.

“Why didn't he say Red Bull would be his nearest rival? That would be obvious," he concluded.

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