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Rosberg adopts 'maximum attack' approach to title

  • Published on 15 Sep 2015 11:14
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Nico Rosberg has vowed to keep his foot on the throttle even though his championship hopes suffered a major blow at Monza. The German suffered not one but two engine-related problems in Italy, delivering a major blow that leaves him 53 points behind on-form teammate Lewis Hamilton. "Lewis is on fire at the moment. The world championship is over," the always-forthright former F1 driver Mark Webber is quoted by Speed Week.

In fact, reports that Rosberg can realistically fight back in the remaining seven races are thin on the ground, with suggestions Hamilton is creating his own "era" - like Senna, Schumacher, Alonso and Vettel before him - much more common. "I hope I have an opportunity to have an era," Hamilton told the British broadcaster Sky.

But the reigning champion, now on the cusp of joining his hero Ayrton Senna with a third drivers' crown, is not counting his chickens yet. "I know he'll bounce back," said Hamilton, referring to Rosberg, "and I'm looking forward to another battle in Singapore."

Rosberg agrees that he is not going to give up, even though Monza was a big blow. "It was gutting to miss out on a good result so close to the end but now I approach the final seven races with the attitude that there's nothing to lose," he said ahead of the Singapore grand prix. "It's maximum attack and I won't be giving up the fight, no way." (GMM)

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  • If Rosberg has more to give, he should've done that right off the bat. Now it might be too late, even if I'd love it if he could get the title.

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    • Sep 15 2015 - 12:36
    • khasmir

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      He had some chances like in Hungary but failed to capitalize. Maybe with a win for Rosberg and a dnf for Hamilton... Else it will be very hard since Hamilton has certainly proved he deserves another title. I'm no fan but he is really on another level compared to Rosberg.

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      • Sep 16 2015 - 01:15

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