Mercedes lived an intense weekend in Austria. The problems of blistering of the first day and the accident of Nico Rosberg in free practice were in water of borage after the touch experienced between their two riders in the last lap of the race at the Red Bull Ring. The result was the victory of Lewis Hamilton and a fourth place from Nico Rosberg that was not altered by the penalty of 10 seconds which received. Be that as it may,the tension within the team was more than palpable during the hours subsequent to the race.
In this aspect, Toto Wolff wanted to note that the unfortunate touch between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg shall not affect the contractual status of the latter, or what is the same, which is not reflected in the process of renewal of the German pilot: “A contract is a decision in the long term and is not influenced by an incident of stroke. Otherwise it would be to have a short-term thinking little beneficial to the team because here we have seen a race that has done exceptional work that has been eclipsed by a couple of moments on the last lap”.
The numbers of Nico Rosberg, at the margin of the touch suffered in Spielberg, continue to be very positive, any time you the German has won five of the nine races held to date, something that is valued in Mercedes in a notable way to tackling your renovation. It is true, moreover, that this performance has not gone unnoticed to other teams, but Nico Rosberg wants to stay in Mercedes: “I Am very well here and the team is very happy with me. I feel really at home. This is my family at the races and here is where I want to be in the near future”.