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Mercedes clarifies Rosberg's remarks

ESPNF1 Staff
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Mercedes has struggled to get the most from the tyres © Sutton Images

A Mercedes spokesman on Friday said quotes attributed to Nico Rosberg by a German tabloid newspaper were taken out of context.

25-year-old Mercedes GP driver Rosberg reportedly said the 2010 car was a "disaster", while he is "angry" about the "backwards" development of the W01.

But the spokesman, revealing that he has spoken to Rosberg who is upset about the newspaper's sensationalism, insisted that the German has "nothing but admiration" for both Mercedes and team boss Ross Brawn.

Rosberg, currently seventh in the drivers' world championship, is also "completely happy with the Silver Arrows team", the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport spokesman added.