Rosberg believes new style of racing good for F1

Rosberg believes new style of racing good for F1

2014 Australian Grand Prix race winner Nico Rosberg believes the new style of racing in Formula 1 is good for the sport.844099666-482311732014

The German dominated the first race of the year at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, crossing the line 24 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor (Daniel Ricciardo, who was later excluded).

Some fans have complained that the regulation changes for this season have taken away some of the spectacle and drama from F1 – such as the new, quieter V6 Turbo power-units. However, the Mercedes driver disagrees and believes the direction that the sport is taking is the right one.

“It’s been good for F1,” he told AUTOSPORT ahead of the second race of the year in Malaysia this weekend. “It has shuffled everything about, which is great. The sport needs that.

“And it is contemporary. It is all very, very energy efficient, which is a good direction to take.”

He added: “Driving-wise, it is good fun too. It is slower than last year, which I don’t like, but I have got used to it and I don’t notice any more that I am slower.

“It is all good. It is very complicated in the car of course, because there is so much going on, and it will take some time to get on top of all that.”

Rosberg is hopeful that both Mercedes cars can reach the chequered flag this weekend after his team-mate Lewis Hamilton retired from the season opener in Australia.

Image courtesy of Mercedes AMG Petronas

Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie is a freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist. He has been part of the Richland F1 team since the very start and made his F1 paddock debut for the website at the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix. Jack also writes for Car Throttle, RumbleStripNews, Formula1Blog, PureF1 and F1 Plus, as well as running a popular blog.