Ferrari engine better than Mercedes - Rosberg

  • 10 Jul 2018 09:54
  • comments 4
  • By: Jeroen Jonkers

Nico Rosberg says the engine is what is making the difference at Ferrari this year.

The 2016 world champion says he thinks his old teammate Lewis Hamilton is having a tough time fending off Sebastian Vettel's title assault mainly because of horse power.

"I know from an insider source why Ferrari is so strong," said the former Mercedes driver.

"They have found more power from their engine. The turbo has been upgraded and more recharging is happening for additional power," Rosberg said.

"It's a small advantage at this time but Ferrari has done a good job."

Meanwhile, Rosberg has questioned Hamilton's sudden interest in football.

Hamilton said at Silverstone that he wanted to skip Saturday's press conference to watch England play in the world cup.

And he says he is keeping July 15 free in his diary so he can travel to Russia for the final.

But Rosberg told Bild newspaper: "Lewis is not really a football fan. It's all a bit of a show. That's part of his image."

However, the German does think Hamilton will eventually win in 2018, notwithstanding the engine deficit.

"I keep thinking that Lewis will get the title. Mercedes is incredibly strong as a team," he said.

Replies (4)

Login to reply
  • I still think Merc' has the better car, especially after their recent upgrades. Ferrari won by strategy in Silverstone, and by having about the same power.

    • + 0
    • Jul 10 2018 - 18:36
    • If by strategy you mean Kimi punting Lewis.. ;)

      But regarding Rosberg... I gotta say that I love how those two always find way to take jabs at each other. "Lewis is not really a football fan. It's all a bit of a show. That's part of his image." It's totally true, but also totally uncalled for, which makes it all the more funny. I feel as if Rosberg knows Lewis so well and that's why he knows how to get under his skin.

      • + 0
      • Jul 11 2018 - 07:58
  • RogerF1

    Posts: 342

    Yep, better reading of tyres, quick thinking on in-race strategy but Ferrari won’t win all the races on smart strategy.

    • + 0
    • Jul 10 2018 - 23:09
  • blade

    Posts: 341

    I think Rosberg is right, Ferrari have the better engine for sure, maybe even better aero too, it's going to be a nail biter till end this season - btw. big of Hamilton to apologise to Kimi/Ferrari for his post race remarks - he lives with his heart on hi sleeve but actually, he made a point - I can see Ferrari being just a little more careful as a result, might actually work for Mercedes....thoughts?

    • + 0
    • Jul 11 2018 - 08:06

Related news

Test calendar

See full test schedule

AU Grand Prix of Australia

Local time 

  • Friday weather-image

    Saturday weather-image

    Sunday weather-image

  • Free practice 1

    02:40 - 04:10

    Free practice 3

    04:10 - 05:10

    Race

    06:10 - 08:10

  • Free practice 2

    06:40 - 08:10

    Qualifying

    07:10 - 08:10

    Fastest lap

     

AU Grand Prix of Australia

Local time 

  • Fridayweather-image

  • Free practice 1

    02:40 - 04:10

    Free practice 2

    06:40 - 08:10

  • Saturdayweather-image

  • Free practice 3

    04:10 - 05:10

    Qualifying

    07:10 - 08:10

  • Sunday weather-image

  • Race

    06:10 - 08:10

    Fastest lap

    06:10 - 06:10

Give your opinion!

Which is your favourite 2019 livery so far?

World Championship standings

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 1,532
  • Podiums 64
  • Grand Prix 81
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Date of b. Jan 7 1985 (34)
  • Place of b. Tewin, United Kingdom
  • Weight 66 kg
  • Length 1.75 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
Spain
24 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
24 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
11 - Oct 13
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar