November 1, 2014
Rosberg stuns Hamilton in Austin
Nico showed Lewis some HammerZeitpunkt in Austin.
While the British driver repeatedly locked up, flat spotting at leas two sets of tires, including the ones he will have to start the race on, Rosberg threw down a a 1:36.067 lap. almost 4.10th faster than his rival, an eternity in F1.
The Pole shootout for the season now stands 9 to 7 in Rosberg's favor.
Nico's lap was also over 3/10th faster than last year's pole by Sebastian Vettel. The cars have nominally softer tires this year but they are also heavier and have less downforce on a track that demands high downforce. Very interesting.
Tomorrow Hamilton, who dominated all the previous practice session, will be hoping turn one and DRS, will be his friends.