Formula 1 world championship contender Nico Rosberg clearly does not suffer fools gladly at this point of the title battle, showing little patience at some of silly questions asked of him by the official F1 website ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend.
When asked if it was clear that his Mercedes team would be on the front row at Interlagos on Sunday, Rosberg retorted, “How would I know? Do I look like a crystal ball reader?”
Then when asked how he would be celebrating on the night after the race, he said, “I have not wasted one single thought on that. If I don’t waste thought on the title how on earth would I waste thoughts about partying? Any thought on that is so irrelevant.”
To the mores sensible questions Rosberg, responded, “All I know is that we have such a great car and such a strong team – any more I don’t need to know. And this confidence goes far beyond this season: I believe we will also be strong in 2017.”
As for the pressure of the title race, he said, “On weekends like these it is important that you stay in your own comfort zone – that everything is structured in the way you like it – and that I have time to be on my own.”
“That is an important aspect – not to be drawn into a negative spin from outside incidents. The important thing is to be able to blend out anything that interferes with your concentration. If you don’t learn that in time you will not make it in F1,” explained Rosberg.
The German has a 19 points lead over title rival and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. If Rosberg wins in Brazil he will be the 2016 F1 world champion.