Rosberg hopes to rebound from poor Monaco showing
Nico Rosberg hopes he has used up all of his bad luck after finishing a lowly seventh at the Monaco Grand Prix.
After winning the opening four races of the season, Rosberg heads to Montreal - the venue for this week’s Canadian Grand Prix - with just a 24point lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
And it seems the momentum is firmly back with Hamilton after the triple world champion benefited from a Red Bull pit-stop blunder, and his own tactical master stroke, to claim his first win of the season in Monaco.
In contrast, Rosberg, so slow in the opening phase of the Monte Carlo race he was ordered by his Mercedes team to move out of Hamilton’s way, crossed the line a mammoth 93 seconds adrift of the winner.
“I expected and prepared myself for some difficult races after the awesome start to the season,” said Rosberg.
“This is where experience helps me. In the last Grand Prix I hopefully got all of my bad luck out of the way in one race, so onwards and upwards again from now.”
However, it may not be easy for Rosberg with Hamilton’s car issues now seemingly resolved.
“I’ve proven that I’m just as strong as I’ve ever been and I will be for the rest of the year,” said Hamilton, a fourtime winner in Montreal. “So I’m looking forward to the next chapter.”