Speaking in his post-race video blog, Nico Rosberg has summed up his Singapore Grand Prix by saying that he felt “helpless” sat in his Mercedes car as an electrical problem forced him to retire from the race.
Having qualified second, Rosberg was unable to pull away from the grid because of the technical problem on his car, forcing him to start from the pit lane. When he did get away, his car was well off the pace, shifting two gears at a time down in 20th position.
Eventually, Mercedes opted to pit Rosberg to try and resolve the issue, only for the car to stall completely in the pit box. In the end, the engineers threw in the towel and retired the German driver from the race.
As a result of his retirement, Rosberg has lost the lead of the drivers’ championship to race-winning teammate Lewis Hamilton. The German driver trails by three points with five races remaining.