Rosberg: I’d do it again

Date published: April 16 2015

Nico Rosberg does not regret his outburst in the wake of the Chinese GP, revealing he would "do it again" as he needed to have his say.

In the wake of last Sunday's grand prix, a race won by Lewis Hamilton, Rosberg accused his team-mate of driving selfishly as he felt the Brit had purposely slowed in order to bring Sebastian Vettel into play.

Rosberg was widely criticised by fans and F1 personalities alike for his complaints while Jenson Button went as far as to say it gave Hamilton more power.

The German, though, says he does not regret it.

"Maybe, because I'm standing here and have to answer all these questions," he told reporters in Bahrain when asked whether he had 'shot himself in the foot'.

"But other than that, no.

"I would do it again because I felt the need to state the facts…there was a need to discuss things after that race. Everybody said that. That's it, I wouldn't do anything different."

The two's latest spat led to Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff saying he would be willing to make the "unpopular" call if he felt his drivers' behaviour was threatening Mercedes' race results.

Asked about the possibility of team order, Rosberg conceded they could come into play in the future.

"It's always the same and it will not change… it's an agreement we have that when the team's one-two is under threat from another team then some management will be used to ensure that (1-2)," said Rosberg.

"It becomes a team effort because we want to finish 1-2 and score the most possible points. So the more annoying a Ferrari like Sebastia)'s in China becomes, the more likely those measures will be used."