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Rosberg: Learning for the future

2012-11-23 14:06:00

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Rosberg: Learning for the future

Nico Rosberg has downplayed Mercedes' points-less run, confident the team is working towards next season...

Nico Rosberg has downplayed Mercedes' points-less run, confident the team is working towards next season.


Neither Rosberg nor his team-mate Michael Schumacher have scored a single World Championship point in the last five races.

As a result Mercedes, who started the season with a victory in China, have dropped to a distant fifth in the Championship.

Rosberg, though, insists he is not worried.

"It is a concern? I don't know. I am not thinking about the past," the German told Autosport when asked about Mercedes' points drought.

"What I am thinking about is we do the best we can at the moment to prepare ourselves for next year. For sure it is looking better. A lot better.

"The people are starting to have a good impact. All the new people, it has been a massive amount of new people....So we will definitely be better. I am not looking at the past races of anything like that."

As for Mercedes decision to return to their old exhaust configuration in Brazil, Rosberg said: "We need to prepare for the new tyres because that takes out the complexity the temperature thing from the Coanda, and we can concentrate on the tyres.

"It [the Coanda exhaust] remains complex and we are learning a lot. And we need to use these last races as there is no more testing and it is very important."

Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas head out to begin the fourth and final day

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