‘What Pressure? I am Ahead of Everyone’ – Rosberg

Nico Rosberg is insistent that he isn’t feeling the pressure from team mate Lewis Hamilton. Well, it doesn’t matter what comes out the German’s mouth in official interviews, the error-filled final lap of Austria says more about cracking under pressure than any soundbite ever could.

Heading to Hungary, the Championship race between Rosberg and Hamilton can be defined by a single point. That is the lead Rosberg holds over the Brit. That is set to change in Hamilton’s favour if form is anything to go by.

Rosberg had the luck and the race-craft in the opening quarter of the season, but it’s Hamilton who is coming on strong now. With the Brit securing three poles in the last four races, the first slot on the grid in Hungary is arguably one of the most vital given the trickiness the Hungaroring poses for overtakes.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 26:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari leads Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP, Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari into the first corner during the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 26, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JULY 26: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari leads Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP, Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari into the first corner during the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 26, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Rosberg said,

“The glass-half-full version is that over 10 races I have scored [1] more point. I can live with that.

But I don’t want to speak about points; I don’t focus or think on that. I’ve put [Silverstone] behind me – Lewis did a better job all weekend, and I’m already over it.”

– Nico

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Rosberg will be under pressure in Hungary, as the circuit is one of Hamilton’s gems on the calendar. He’s picked up four wins and three poles in the past four seasons.