Rosberg apologises for Australia practice crash

By on Friday, March 18, 2016
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg has apologised to his Mercedes team after he crashed out of the second practice session at the Australian Grand Prix.

Rosberg slid wide in wet conditions at Turn 7 and spun into the wall, causing damage to the front end of his W07 Hybrid, leaving him on the sidelines for the remainder of the session.

"That wasn't a good start to the weekend for me," he said. "It was very wet out there, which made it tricky. It's a shame that I lost the car in P2.

"I just applied a little too much throttle through Turn 7, spun round and touched the wall. My front wing was quite damaged, so unfortunately the boys will have some extra work to do tonight.

"My apologies go to them and a big thank you for their hard work. I'm now looking forwards towards qualifying and the race to put in a better performance."

Rosberg was sixth quickest in the first session, before placing a notional 15th in the second group running at Albert Park.

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