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If it were a movie, the title would be “gone with the wind”. Ten laps from the end of the Grand Prix of the united States, Nico Rosberg was headed towards a victory that would have delayed the alirón of Lewis Hamilton. But then, his Mercedes was long in the curve 16 at the end of the longest straight of the circuit, enough for his partner surpass to score the victory and his third title. But now, on the eve of the Grand Prix of Mexico, Rosberg has shed more light on what happened and has assured to the press that a sudden gust of wind was the cause of the incident.
“it Was a gust of wind, and a big”, said the German, words that provoked some laughter in the press room, to which Rosberg replied: “oh, I’m serious! It happens to everyone and in reality you can not use it as an excuse because it is still an error but, for me, to understand that it was a scenario very unusual and happened only once in all the turns is something that helps me move forward, as a result I lost a lot of support at the rear axle”.
Rosberg was very pleased with his career in Austin, and only regretted that his only mistake was so costly. “Until then everything was going very well, was comfortable and was quick in those conditions; of course that went out the safety car and my advantage of ten seconds disappeared, but I think I did a great race except for a big mistake that cost me the victory. But I am able to resetearme, I’m excited to be here, I want to win and I’m ready to start”, concluded.