Nico Rosberg says there won’t be any change in his approach while racing with his teammate Lewis Hamilton, despite infamously colliding with him a fortnight ago at Spa.
At the Belgian Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg attempted an opportunistic move over Lewis Hamilton at Les Combes in the second lap of the race with dramatic consequences. Hamilton sustained a puncture and retired later from the race while Rosberg continued after a change of front wing to finish second.
But Rosberg, who starts alongside pole sitter Lewis Hamilton on the front row of the grid, believes he will still be racing hard against his teammate while following the instructions that were clear from the very beginning - not to run into each.
“How do we race(at Monza) is just as how we’ve been racing all season. The instructions have been clear from the word go and it continues like that. There is no change and as before you have to be careful.”
The German was also wary of Williams’ long run pace during Friday, fearing they might put a challenge tomorrow from third and fourth on the grid.
“He(Bottas) is definitely a strong competitor around us tomorrow. We need to keep an eye on him. He had a very good run on Friday also with high fuel. So they(Williams) can be tough to beat tomorrow.”
Despite suffering from a gearbox problem earlier in F3 that severely affected his running, Rosberg remains confident that he won’t suffer from more any more reliability issues in tomorrow's race.
“I’m confident that we won’t have any reliability problems but it is something that the team is working on a small problem here, a small problem there. We need to keep pushing on that, as we are already doing.”