Rosberg: Brit GP the turning point

Date published: July 11 2011

Nico Rosberg is convinced Mercedes GP’s season have reached a turning point and feel they are ready to close the gap to the top three teams…

Nico Rosberg is convinced Mercedes GP’s season have reached a turning point and feel they are ready to close the gap to the top three teams.

Mercedes have had a disappointing campaign so far and have fallen well off the pace of Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren. However, there have been some encouraging signs in recent races and the performance at the British Grand Prix was a case in point.

After starting ninth on the Silverstone grid, Rosberg made his way up the field and then finished in sixth place after opting for a two-stop strategy.

“I had a really good start but then I didn’t do the best of jobs on the first lap so I fell back a bit. From then on the race really went well,” the German said in his personal video blog.

“It was a great strategy and one [place] by one I just moved up and finished the race in sixth, so that was really good and I’m pleased with that.

“I think and hope that as a team this is the turning point and from now on we can steadily progress and close the gap to the front. That would be great.

“All in all I think it was a positive weekend going in the right direction.”