Rosberg suffers 320km/h tyre failure
19 December 2013 – Nico Rosberg has revealed that he suffered a tyre failure at 320km/h (199 mph) on the final day of Pirelli's post-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit.
The German is one of six drivers in action this week, with his Mercedes team, Red Bull, Ferrari and Toro Rosso aiding the Italian supplier with the development of its 2014 rubber.
"Just spun at full speed 320km/h on Bahrain straight because my tyre blew up without warning," said Rosberg via social networking site Twitter. "Thanks to that I need to get some toilet paper now..."
Bahrain will host further testing ahead of the 2014 campaign, with a pair of pre-season gatherings scheduled after the opening test at the Circuito de Jerez.