Ros­berg hopes to re­bound from poor Monaco show­ing

7 Days in Dubai - - SPORT -

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.”

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