Rosberg claims Hamilton’s data will help him

Date published: July 8 2016

After being forced to sit out FP2 due to a water leak on his car, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has said that he will use Lewis Hamilton’s data in attempt to recover lost track time.

Despite having a strong FP1, the German was disappointed that he couldn’t carry any momentum into the second session because of the unfortunate incident that prevented him from burning rubber on the Silverstone circuit.

The title contender revealed that he will sit down and study Hamilton's data that he gained in the second session, where the Brit topped the fastest lap times.

"I will try and do the homework and listen to what Lewis was doing, watching his data and all of that, trying to learn a few bits and pieces that I can then take on for my car," he said.

"And I was not far off this morning anyway, in terms of balance.

"Of course, this was a pity not to get out [in FP2]. I lost some track time there, which makes things a bit difficult but I really felt good in the morning in the car so I’m not too worried.

"Saturday morning, we’ll just practice on a few extra things in FP3, maybe do some short long runs as well to practice a little bit for the race because I did not do much practice at all for the race and qualifying. It’ll be OK.”

Rosberg also went onto admit that following Hamilton’s performances in the first two sessions, he will be a major challenge for him to overcome if he is to claim victory at the British Grand Prix.

"He will try for sure and it will be a good battle and I look forward to battling it," he concluded.

"[Ferrari and Red Bull] are always a threat, they were pretty close but we had a good day today."