Pole master Rosberg 'bloody good' - Hill

1996 world champion Damon Hill thinks Nico Rosberg is finally emerging from Michael Schumacher's shadow -- with a new benchmark.

Local boy Rosberg, whose Finnish father Keke won in the Principality exactly 30 years ago, put his Mercedes on pole on Saturday -- his third qualifying triumph in as many attempts.

"He's been doing a fantastic job and its time it was said. He's quietly been going about his business and not making a big noise about things," Hill told the Mirror.

"When he was teammate to Michael, the thinking was that Michael was past his best and it was difficult to judge Nico," said the former Williams driver.

"Well he's got a new benchmark now and shown he's not that bad. In fact he's bloody good."

German Rosberg's new benchmark, of course, is Briton Hamilton -- the highly-rated 2007 world champion who was tempted to switch from McLaren over the winter.

Hill said: "If Lewis is going to beat him (Rosberg) he's going to have to put on his thinking cap and keep an eye on what Nico is doing.

"Nico is not going to be a pushover by any means."

Published May 25th, 2013 4:45pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
Nico is seriously impressing the hell out of me, I'm wondering once Lewis really gets settled into the team and a part of the development process of the car if he will distance himself, we won't know until next season but right now it really seems like Mercedes have an absolutely incredible driver lineup.
May 25th, 2013 5:40pm
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
fast car fast drivers fast pit crew. All they need is an unlimited supply of rear tires
May 25th, 2013 6:44pm
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StigDierckx StigDierckx
I agree. Rosberg is seriously good. But think of this; that means Schumacher 2.0 wasn't half bad... If they were both in the Red Bull these past few years...
May 25th, 2013 11:08pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
that's true, Schumi showed last year he is still tops by clocking the fastest quali time in Monaco. Poor change the car didn't do his talent justice
May 25th, 2013 11:30pm
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