Rosberg: If I find an advantage I’ll keep it to myself

Nico Rosberg has won three times in 2014

Nico Rosberg has won three times in 2014

There are “no secrets” between 2014 Formula 1 world title rivals and teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton when it comes to sharing data and related information within the Mercedes pit garage, but if a tiny edge is found the German championship leader admits that he will not readily announce the development to all and sundry.

Speaking ahead of the British Grand Prix weekend Rosberg explained, “It’s all open – the data, everything, is open. It’s just that sometimes you are not going to put it on the table, and say: look here at what I’ve done.”

But he admitted to journalists, “If I find a little bit of an advantage somewhere then I’m not going to tell everybody about it. I’ll keep it to myself. But in the background we’re racing for the Silver Arrows. Everything is free because the team needs to be strong, and we’re strongest when we work together, and we do work together.”

Nico Rosberg celebrates victory at the 2013 British GP

Nico Rosberg celebrates victory at the 2013 British GP

“But at the same time we’re fighting each other, so whenever we can have a little bit of an advantage over the other then we’ll take it,” said Rosberg who has won three races so far this season.

Hamilton had a surge of form and a winning streak up to and including the Spanish Grand Prix, but Rosberg has halted his teammate’s run by beating him in the last three races.

Rosberg, who won last year’s British Grand Prix, acknowledged, “It’s good to know that I have the momentum fully on my side, definitely good, and I need to prolong it as much as possible.”

But he warned, “There will inevitably come a point where Lewis will pull it towards him again, so I need to make the most of it for now. I need to try to keep it as long as possible and keep going because I’m on a good run at the moment.”

Nico Rosberg versus Lewis Hamilton is the drawcard of the 2014 season

Nico Rosberg versus Lewis Hamilton is the draw card of the 2014 season

“It helps my confidence to have the recent results behind me – the qualifying results, race results. It’s always better than being a little bit on the back foot,” reckoned Rosberg.

With regards to the race on his teammate’s home soil, Rosberg said, “The British fans are absolutely fantastic. So I enjoy going to Silverstone personally, but really this one is all about the team.”

“For the hundreds of people at Brackley and Brixworth it’s a home race and many of them will be there with their families and friends across the weekend. I want to put on a good show and get the best result possible out of it for them after all their hard work this season,” said Rosberg who leads the title standings by 29 points, as action resumes in Britain. (GP247)