Nico Rosberg believes Ferrari have "got their concept wrong"

09-06-2019 12:43
by Louis Shaw
Nico Rosberg believes Ferrari have got their concept wrong

Nico Rosberg believes that Sebastian Vettel's pole proves that Ferrari have the wrong concept and that their car is only set up for high-speed circuits. The former F1 world champion believes that if Ferrari is to have success at the average track then they need to change the concept of their car. 

“What you need to understand is they [Mercedes] built their race cars for the average track," Rosberg said on his YouTube channel. "That’s like between Monaco and Montreal; Monaco being really slow speed and Montreal being just high speed and straight lines.

“You have to build the car so it’s average and ideal for all tracks right in the middle. Then of course for Monaco it’s not going to be ideal, it’s just slow speeds so you need max downforce and Montreal isn’t ideal either because you need to be faster on the straights.

“This is where it was clear again today how Ferrari just got their concept wrong on their car.

“As soon as you go to one of the extreme high-speed tracks like Montreal, of which there’s only two because there’s only Montreal and Monza, boom they’re in front again and the fastest car – but only just.

“Then when you go to Monaco, the other extreme, they’re just nowhere. All the other tracks in the middle as well, they’re just struggling.

“They just got their concept wrong and went too far on one side. They need to move that concept back to being fast on the average track."

It will be an interesting race and if Rosberg is correct it would suggest that Ferrari are on track for their first race win of the season. 

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