The Spanish GP was certainly memorable for the opening crash and there’s been some debate between fans who prefer tin foil helmets and those that don’t when discussing Rosberg’s infamous engine setting. The onboard camera had revealed that Rosberg had failed to set the car correctly for the opening lap of the race, which in turn handed the advantage to Lewis coming out of turn 3 and the rest is well documented history. It seems that Rosberg has now been caught on record during the Monaco build up admitting that it was his error.
“It was in the wrong position, and it was my job to put it in the right position – it’s pretty simple. There is not much more to say,” conceded Nico.
But that was as far as he was willing to go when pressed on whose fault it might’ve been. Instead it’s clear the Monaco resident is up for making this year a 4th win on the bounce.
“I’m not going to be thinking about Barcelona. I’ll take the same approach as always – flat out, and do what’s necessary to try to win this Grand Prix, which I’ve come here to do.”
It’s unlikely this admission will quell the suspicions of those who oft don said baking foil head gear (exclusively of a #Hamfosi nature), who believe Rosberg had purposely gained an advantage off the start line by keeping the car in that strat mode.
Lewis, whose only win in Monaco was back in 2008, is clearly still in his happy place confessing that the two had spoken since the incident.
“We arrived very cool and chilled. And we spoke. All you need to know is that the respect is still there. We’re going to keep racing, and everything is cool. We didn’t talk through the incident. We don’t need to. We know what happened. We were there. We experienced it. We know how we felt about it before. There are more emotional beings on the planet who will talk a lot about it but we don’t need to do that.”