With all the attention focusing on Red Bull, Jenson Button (or Lewis Hamilton in Hungary) Nico Rosberg does not get too much TV time during the races. His moments of fame usually come during the free practice sessions. But after 10 races of the season Nico Rosberg is 5th in the drivers championship especially thanks to recent string solid points scoring finishes. The most impressive perhaps is his climb from 15th on the grid to 4th at Nurburgring.
Rosberg only failed to score points twice in 10 races this year (China and Bahrain) and failed to make it to Q3 only once (Germany). Rosberg scored 18 points in last four races, only Webber (32), Vettel (24) and Button (19) scored more. Look at the last 3 races would be even more interesting – Webber (24), Vettel (18), Rosberg (14).
Only about 2 months ago Patrick Head used a word “inconsistent” when describing Rosberg’s performances. James Allen even suggested that Williams may be “a bit fed up with Rosberg’s performance this year“. Looks like things are changing …
Nico Rosberg has been loyal to Williams since the team gave him his F1 debut in 2006. Now he has the good car that he hoped for, although perhaps not yet a car that can challenge for race wins under normal conditions. Will this be enough to keep him at Williams ?