Fry Impressed with Rosberg after Bahrain Race

Although such a finishing order for the first race of the 2010 season within the Mercedes GP team was expected prior to the Bahrain Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg's crossing the finish line ahead of Michael Schumacher impressed the members of the team's staff greatly. One of the officials impressed with Rosberg's performance last weekend was the team's CEO Nick Fry, who had only good things to say about the youngest of his drivers.

Although failing to catch the struggling Sebastian Vettel in the dying stages of the race and bring home a much awaited podium finish, Rosberg's pace and consistency throughout the Bahrain weekend was praised by Fry, who added that he is proud with the way the German conducted himself under the pressure of having 7-time world champion Michael Schumacher as his teammate.

I have been incredibly impressed with Nico's approach right from the moment that he knew Michael was joining the team. It doesn't seem ever to have particularly fazed him. He has got on and done his job. He has proven again how quick he is, and I think he will continue to improve,” said Fry, according to Autosport.

Additionally, despite Schumacher's recent comments that he needs to adapt his driving style to the new narrower front tires developed by Bridgestone, Fry insisted that the German did not issue any worries on that particular topic after the Bahrain race.

Listening to the discussions that are going on within the team, I don't actually detect any great difference in feedback between him and Nico. There is nothing I have heard that is particular to Michael,” added the British official about Schumacher's alleged problems.

Recent reports – prior to the Sakhir race – suggested that Schu is tackling understeering issues with his W01, an information that has been confirmed by his very brother Ralf and former manager Willi Weber.
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