Rosberg in top five (Mercedes race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Rosberg kept out of trouble for fifth place while his team mate seemed to have a magnetic attraction to Saubers.

Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg
Qualifying position 9 7
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’46.702 (+0.259) 1’46.443
Race position 12 5
Average race lap 1’58.109 (+1.339) 1’56.770
Laps 60/61 61/61
Pit stops 2 1

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Michael Schumacher

Logged plenty of laps in practice as he familiarised himself with a new circuit. It paid off in qualifying where he reached Q3 for the first time since the British Grand Prix.

A mistake at turn three let Mark Webber through for eighth. Then, shortly before his scheduled pit stop, he banged wheels with Kamui Kobayashi and bounced off a barrier.

He kept going only to collide with the other Sauber later on, knocking Nick Heidfeld out of the race.

That left him on a recovery drive which ended with him passing Heikki Kovalainen for 13th.

Compare Michael Schumacher’s form against his team mate in 2010

Nico Rosberg

Another unobtrusive performance typical of Rosberg’s 2010 campaign. He qualified seventh and was comfortably quicker than Schumacher at the beginning of the race.

Ten points for a ‘best of the rest’ fifth place keeps him within six of Felipe Massa in the drivers’ championship. The scoreline against his team mate is a crushing 122 to 46.

Compare Nico Rosberg’s form against his team mate in 2010

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