• Spanish Grand Prix

Rosberg bemoans DRS failure

ESPNF1 Staff
May 22, 2011 « Schumacher seeks better balance | »
Nico Rosberg spent most of the race following Michael Schumacher © Sutton Images

Nico Rosberg said he was unable to make any progress in the Spanish Grand Prix after his DRS stopped working.

Rosberg started the race in seventh place and although he eventually finished there he spent the majority of the grand prix sat behind his team-mate Michael Schumacher. Rosberg's attempts to pass him were hampered by a DRS failure which meant he was unable to open his rear wing in order to make any impression on the car in front.

Rosberg said that while the fight for position was enjoyable, his chances of making a pass stick were virtually impossible.

"It was a difficult race for me after I lost radio communication with the team early on which was tough, and my DRS was not working properly which made any overtaking almost impossible," Rosberg said. "I had fun in the battle with Michael for P6, although I wasn't able to attack him fully and was therefore stuck behind him for most of the race. I'm now looking forward to my home Grand Prix in Monaco. I love the track and I'm sure we can be closer to the front there."