Rosberg laments poor start

By on Sunday, May 11, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg was left to lament a poor start after he finished second during the Spanish Grand Prix.

Rosberg started alongside Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton on the front row of the grid but was unable to pass the Brit on the opening lap.

From there, Rosberg remained in second for much of the race and finished just six-tenths down on Hamilton.

"My start was poor, it’s a weakness I have at the moment and it’s consistent," he said.

"Three bad starts in a row and that’s costly, it’s not good and I need to work on that."

Rosberg was nonetheless encouraged by his race pace and said that he saw no point in making a desperate move on Hamilton on the final lap.

"Race pace was good, comfortable," he said. "It worked out perfectly but this is a difficult track to get close to the guy in front.

"I got close and could have gone for a kamikaze move but it wouldn’t have worked, no point in doing that. Lewis was that little bit ahead…but there’s a lot of positives, I’m fully positive to edge him out next time."


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