Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rosberg Fearful over Singapore Safety

Williams driver Nico Rosberg concedes drivers are still jittery about Formula One's first floodlit race through the city streets of Singapore on September 28.

"Safety is always a concern for street races, and that plus being under the floodlights at night -- safety is a bit of a question mark still," the 22-year-old German said of the night-time race on an untested street circuit.Rosberg said he had no idea how tearing through the streets of the Lion City at more than 300 kph at night would differ from racing in daylight.
"I couldn't tell you because I've never driven at night. I've never tested. There's no tracks with lights so you can't really prepare," he added.
However Rosberg, who finished a career-best third at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, was convinced Formula One authorities would iron out the safety issues.
"I'm sure the FIA has done their job and I think it'll be a great event."
Rosberg, whose father Keke won the world championship in 1982, put an end to two years of frustration on Sunday by claiming a podium place, but it was an achievement just to finish the chaotic Albert Park race.

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