Canadian Grand Prix Race Review
June 12, 2012
Starting from P5 on the grid, Rosberg was 14 seconds behind first place at the end of the race – a gap he maintained from lap 10 to the finish line.
Rosberg was pleased with his result saying: “Sixth place is a decent result today and it’s important for both me and the team to keep scoring points for the championship and maintain our consistency.” He added: “We are making good progress and increasing our understanding of the tyres all the time.”
Rosberg has now scored 67 points in the last five races – the equal highest of any driver in the field. He currently ranks fifth in the drivers’ standings, 21 points behind championship leader, Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes).
For Schumacher however, hopes of a trouble-free race came to an end when a hydraulic problem left his rear-wing jammed open. After the race he said: “At first, I didn’t know exactly what the problem was; I overshot the corner, ran through the grass and asked myself what was going on. Then the team told me about the problem and I saw it in the mirrors. Of course it’s disappointing for all of us but it’s not a question of pointing fingers; stuff like this happens.”
Team Principal Ross Brawn summed up saying: “The real lesson from today is that achieving our potential in qualifying, and running clean races, is vital for strong results.”
With seven different winners in as many races, attention now turns to the eighth round of the season, the European Grand Prix, taking place on 22–24 June.
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