Date: 20th April 2011 at 9:59am
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The new regulations for the 2011 Formula One World championship have made the sport really cool according to Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg has enjoyed a good start to the new F1 season, pundits often say you are judged by how you perform against your team-mate and there can be no greater pressure than having seven-time World champion Michael Schumacher as the man to beat in an identical car.

But that is exactly what Rosberg has done on a regular basis, his Mercedes car might not be as competitive compared to Red Bull and McLaren as they would have hoped, but Rosberg has so far out qualified Schumacher in Australia, Malaysia and China and is also ahead of him in the championship.

But the best part of the season to-date for the German has been the impact on the racing that the new Drag Reduction System [DRS – Driver enabled moveable rear wing] and the new tyre compounds developed by Pirelli.

‘F1 has done a brilliant job. How exciting have the races been? They have been stunning.’ Nico Rosberg told Autosport Magazine.

‘There is nobody saying we are having boring races. There is overtaking left, right, and centre – everywhere. So, they have done a really, really good job and that is the most important thing that needs to be highlighted.

‘The people in charge have made the sport from one year to the next so much more exciting, and that is awesome for the fans and everything. It is really cool, isn’t it? It is the tyres and the rear wing.

‘The rear wing ? best idea ever probably, for this sport. No? And tyres also. Pirelli, everybody has been criticising them, but they have made our sport spectacular. So that is cool.’


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