Nico Rosberg has been left frustrated in Hungary today after he failed to convert pole position into a race win, eventually bringing his Mercedes home in fourth place behind teammate Lewis Hamilton.
The German driver did lead the early stages of the race before the first safety car period, when Mercedes’ decision to pit him one lap later than the opposition dropped him down the order. The team then chose to run two option tire stints as opposed to one prime stint for Hamilton, and despite calling for the Briton to let Rosberg through, the championship leader was not given the position.
Rosberg managed to catch Hamilton in the final laps of the race despite pitting an extra time, but could not quite overtake his title rival, falling half a second short at the flag.
Speaking to NBCSN’s Will Buxton after the race today, Rosberg made no secret of his disappointment, but is happy to still hold an eleven point lead heading into F1’s summer break.