What a race for Nico at the start, I really thought he was going to take it at some point with the space he had on vettel. Not only is he driving a worse car but the poor guy had to conserve fuel because of problems. Of all times Nico was going to win a race, Mercedes yet again messed up…
Yup, am gutted for him too. I guess it’s arguable that had Mercedes not short-fuelled him by as much as they did, he might not have been as fast at the beginning of the race. But I think he did an amazing job today in what was very clearly not the fastest car. I really hope he can get his first win this year.
I think Nico shaped the race. As soon as the other teams realised he was in front they all switched to 3 stops (well, except Vettel). He made two huge errors – one with Massa and the other by letting Hamilton (I think) through so easily. Rosberg could have won the race in my opinion.
I knew exactly who had started this thread before I even clicked on it!
It’s strange thinking that even though he has no race wins, Rosberg could well have won two consecutive Chinese GP’s. With hindsight he was always going to struggle to keep the McLaren’s behind, but at one point he looked in good shape for his first win.
No, it’s ok, tbh though I don’t think he was overlooked. Obviously I can only speak for myself, but I certainly noticed that he led a significant part of the race, and outqualified and outraced a 7 times champion yet again
All i can say is well done Mercedes, Rosberg and Schumacher both had great races. Rosberg 4th – 5th and Schumacher 14th – 8th. If Schumacher hadn’t made a mistake in qualifying, i think he could have been fighting Rosberg.