Rosberg not feeling comfortable in W05

By on Friday, May 9, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Championship leader Nico Rosberg says he is not yet feeling comfortable in the Mercedes W05 Hybrid at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

Rosberg missed most of the first practice session following an ERS cooling issue but returned to the circuit for the second session, where he set the second quickest time behind Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

"The team have done a great job during the short break that we have had since China," he said." We have brought some new upgrade parts here to Barcelona this weekend and they are working quite well on the car. It looks like we are very quick again, however personally I didn't feel very comfortable in the car today, especially as I had limited running in P1.

"We still have a lot of work to do tonight and I will be working closely with my engineers to find my perfect set-up for the weekend."

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff reckons the team has a good baseline ahead of Saturday's qualifying session.

"Overall, we seem to have a good set-up basis which is important because we know how demanding this race can be for the tyres," he said.

"Our updates seem to be working well so far and we will keep pushing hard tonight to see where there is more performance to be found for qualifying and the race."


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