Rosberg upbeat despite electrical issue
5 February 2013 – Nico Rosberg refused to be downbeat after Mercedes suffered an electrical issue at Jerez on Tuesday, with the German having to end his day prematurely. The 27-year-old says he 'had a good feeling' during his 11 laps at the wheel, before a faulty wiring loom caused a small fire at the rear-end bodywork of the new F1 W04 chassis.
"Of course, at this time of year all you want to do is spend time in the car and get a feeling for how it's working, but these hiccups are just part of the game. During the laps I completed this morning, I had a good feeling with the car and it felt solid."
Rosberg's team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, will drive the Mercedes F1 W04 tomorrow, having completed his first tentative laps in the car during a filming session on Monday.