Connect with us

2015 F1

‘Favourite opponent’ Rosberg ready to beat Hamilton

Published

on

_74399706_rosberghamilton485719429
Nico Rosberg says he is determined to beat reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton to the 2015 title.

Last year, the utterly dominant Mercedes duo fought a close and intense battle for F1’s biggest prize.

“Nico Rosberg has been strengthened by the defeat,” the German driver, referring to himself in the third person, told Germany’s Sport Bild.

“He is more cunning, because he has learned a lot in the past year,” Rosberg added, again referring to himself.

“Now, there are fewer situations that are unknown to me,” he explained. “I’m ready for anything that can happen on the track. I’m better prepared.”

Rosberg said one of his weaknesses in 2014 was his wheel-to-wheel duelling against the hard-charging Hamilton.

“Hamilton did a better job (in that area),” he admitted, “so that’s what I need to improve for 2015.

“It will be a good year in any case,” said the confident Rosberg, who later this year will become a father for the first time.

“In the whole of last season I did not make many mistakes. Zero mistakes is always best, but no driver can achieve that — not even Lewis.”

On the subject of Hamilton, Rosberg said he expects his teammate to once again be fully motivated in 2015.

“We are both so involved in this huge competition,” said the 29-year-old. “I am the favourite opponent that he wants to beat, which is motivation enough.

“It’s been that way since we were 13,” Rosberg concluded. (GMM)

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F11 hour ago

Williams F1 is ‘dead’, there is no management – Villeneuve

Poor management and unsuited drivers are at the core of Williams’ problems. That is the claim of Jacques Villeneuve, who...

2018 F18 hours ago

Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne critical condition ‘irreversible’

Sergio Marchionne is in a coma in intensive care, according to reports from Italy. Ansa news agency reports that, after...

2018 F18 hours ago

Mercedes boss not accusing Ferrari of ‘illegal’ engine

Toto Wolff has played down reports Ferrari’s 2018 power unit could be ‘illegal’. “We do not ask ourselves that,” said...

2018 F113 hours ago

Race Analysis: 2018 German Grand Prix

  Lewis Hamilton won a chaotic German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring circuit, starting from 14th on the grid, the...

2018 F124 hours ago

Hamilton escapes race ban penalty for pit entry incident

Lewis Hamilton has escaped a race ban penalty following the investigation by race stewards at Hockenheim summoned him over a...

2018 F11 day ago

Hamilton’s German GP victory under threat

Lewis Hamilton’s German Grand Prix victory is under investigation following the race stewards at Hockenheim summoned him over a possible...

2018 F11 day ago

Hamilton wins German GP from 14th as Vettel crashes out

Lewis Hamilton started from 14th on the grid to a 66th F1 career victory, and back into the lead of...

2018 F11 day ago

Race Results – German Grand Prix

2018 F1 world championship results – Round Eleven – Results in 2018 German Formula 1 Grand Prix, Sunday Race results...

2018 F11 day ago

Mercedes’ paranoia: Blame and Acceptance

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton have had some interesting remarks about Ferrari, after the latter’s spurt in performance at the German...

2018 F11 day ago

F1 shocked as Ferrari president departs

The F1 paddock at Hockenheim is shocked that Ferrari’s president Sergio Marchionne has suddenly departed the team and formula one....




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media