Nico’s go­ing to lose it

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

Whilst ev­ery­one ap­pears to be say­ing it is now over – Nico Ros­berg has, af­ter all, won the first three races thus far – 2016 is dif­fer­ent.

Anal­y­sis of the last 22 years of F1 has wit­nessed a ridicu­lous dose of luck to as­sist Michael Schumacher and Se­bas­tian Vet­tel to count their num­ber of ti­tles. With­out the lady of for­tune shin­ing on them it would be fair to say they would have more likely won four and two each.

So far it seems the Teu­tonic lady of for­tune is show­er­ing the same bless­ings on her new­est prog­eny. But this is dif­fer­ent.

Like his com­pa­tri­ots, Ros­berg does exhibit an el­e­ment of nat­u­ral abil­ity. But he has also struck an amaz­ing run of for­tune – and this means it is also now stacked against him.

He does not have the depth of tal­ent his team-mate has and it is only a mat­ter of time be­fore he is caught – and will, for him – once again be num­ber two at the end of the sea­son. Paul Web­ster Via email

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