|Canadian Grand Prix: Race|
|Nico Rosberg finished the Canadian Grand Prix in sixth place today with Michael Schumacher forced to retire after 43 laps. Nico Rosberg 'Sixth place is a decent result today and it's important for both me and the team to keep scoring points for the championship and maintain our consistency. It was a mixed-up race and it was difficult to find a rhythm, particularly at the start, but by the end, the gap to the leading cars was not that big. It could have gone better this weekend, and we just need a little bit more performance to be competing at the front. However we are making good progress and increasing our understanding of the tyres all the time.' Michael Schumacher 'Unfortunately, our weekend in Montreal didn't turn out trouble-free for me and a hydraulic problem with the DRS forced me to end my race early. At first, I didn't know exactly what the problem was; I overshot the corner, ran through the grass and asked myself what was going on. Then the team told me about the problem and I saw it in the mirrors. Of course it's disappointing for all of us but it's not a question of pointing fingers; stuff like this happens. I know the team are doing their best and that it probably hits them even harder than me. We'll be back on the attack in Valencia.' Ross Brawn 'We had a very quick car today, as Nico's performance in particular showed, but a combination of failing to achieve our potential in qualifying and a messy race cost us positions at the flag. We asked both drivers to be cautious with the super soft tyres in the first five laps to ensure we didn't push them too hard, but when we gave them the go-ahead, it was clear that Nico - who was running in clean air - was extremely quick and one of the fastest cars. Michael was caught in a train of cars in the lower half of the top ten, and although we tried something different by stopping early in order to get him into clean air, it didn't quite work for us. He then suffered a hydraulic issue which left his DRS jammed open and it was not possible to fix it in race conditions. I can only apologise to Michael for a further technical failure. As for Nico, his race was running to plan and he was gaining on the leaders when he ran across Massa, who was running out of tyres and defending vigorously before his final stop. This cost Nico both track position and time that proved crucial in the closing laps. Ultimately, that's part of racing, but the real lesson from today is that achieving our potential in qualifying, and running clean races, is vital for strong results.' Norbert Haug 'It was a great, exciting race this afternoon, during which Nico was able to lap at the same speed as the leaders after a tricky opening few laps. Nico was 14 seconds behind first place at the end of the race – the same gap as we saw after 10 laps. Our team has taken an important step forward and got the most from the tyres in track temperatures that exceeded 40 degrees, which was demonstrated by Nico several times setting the fastest laps of the race during his stints. We got the tyre management right here, as in Monaco, and we are working hard to push this process further forward. After seven races, Nico is 21 points behind the championship leader – he has scored on average just three points fewer than leader Lewis Hamilton, which is not too big a gap. Michael was running well after his early stop until he was forced to retire with his rear wing flap stuck open. It's clear to everybody in the team that we must achieve the same levels of reliability on his car as we have with Nico, who has completed every racing lap so far this season. Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes on their victory today – it was the 300th race for McLaren and Mercedes, a milestone which adds extra significance to Lewis' appearance on the top step of the podium.'|
|Bahrain Test - Day OneMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS began the third and final pre-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Nico Rosberg taking the wheel of the F1 W05. Nico's best time of 1:36.668 from 89 laps put him fourth on the time sheets.|
•Today's programme comprised long runs and a limited amount of setup evaluation in the morning, followed by race procedure work (including practice pit stops / starts) in the afternoon
•Nico emerged for his first run just after 09:30 local time, completing 64 l....
| Bahrain Test - Day FourMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS concluded the second pre-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Nico Rosberg taking the wheel of the F1 W05 for the final day. Nico's time of 1:33.283 topped the timesheets and proved to be the fastest lap of the four-day test.|
- The team's programme consisted of shorter runs this morning, followed by a race simulation in the afternoon
- We suffered from two red flag stoppages for our car, both for different reasons but neither of which are insur....
| Bahrain Test - Day ThreeMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS continued its programme at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Lewis Hamilton back behind the wheel of the F1 W05 for the third day of this week's test. Lewis' time of 1:34.263 topped the timesheets for the day and proved to be the fastest lap of the test so far.|
- The programme today consisted of short runs on the softer tyre this morning, followed by an attempted race distance
- A failure on the car interrupted the race simulation late afternoon; however Lew....
| BAHRAIN TEST - DAY TWOMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS continued its pre-season testing programme at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Nico Rosberg taking the wheel of the F1 W05 for the second day. Nico's best time of 1:36.965 placed him fourth on the time sheets after 85 laps.|
•Today's programme was focused on longer runs to simulate a race distance, with Nico completing 460 km in the car
•The plan was slightly hampered by two stoppages on track for the W05, both for different reasons
Lewis Hamilton will be b....
| 'Forza Michael, win this race too!'Modena, 18 February –When one discusses the history of Ferrari, one has to think of Michael Schumacher, the driver who has won more races than any other for the Scuderia. It was obvious therefore that President Luca di Montezemolo, at the opening of the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, would want to send an encouraging message to Michael, as he tackles the most difficult challenge he has ever faced, in the hospital in Grenoble.|
'Forza Michael, you have to give it your all and win this ti....