• British Grand Prix - FP2

Rosberg cautious over wet pace

ESPNF1 Staff
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Nico Rosberg was second fastest in the afternoon session © Sutton Images

Nico Rosberg said he was not reading too much in to the pace of the Mercedes after he and Michael Schumacher set the second fastest time in each practice session for the British Grand Prix.

Both sessions were affected by rain at Silverstone, with only a small amount of action occurring in FP2 following a downpour. Having set the second fastest time late in the afternoon session Rosberg said that he was not reading in to the performance of the Mercedes updates as he felt that the car was more competitive in the wet.

"It was difficult out there," Rosberg said. "However our car worked well in these conditions, and maybe we have a better pace in the wet. The Pirelli intermediate tyres were certainly performing well today. We will have to wait for dry conditions to get a true picture of our updates as we weren't able to achieve all of the work that we would have liked, so tomorrow will be important for us."

Schumacher was second quickest in the first session, and he agreed that the conditions made it difficult to work out if any improvements had been made,

"It was difficult to judge the real performance of the car today as the conditions were never consistent enough to achieve a proper analysis of where we are," Schumacher said. "So I won't make any conclusions from today's practice sessions until we have the chance for some dry running tomorrow. However I'm confident that it was a good first day of our Silverstone weekend and I'm looking forward to one of our home races. We are continuing to develop step-by-step and make improvements to the car."