Mar.20 (GMM) Melbourne podium-getter Nico Rosberg is as good as current championship leader Lewis Hamilton, his race engineer insists.
Tony Ross, who before working with the 22-year-old German was race engineer for former Williams drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Nick Heidfeld, told Auto Motor und Sport that Rosberg and Hamilton's achievements have been coloured by the equipment at their disposal."Nico's debut in 2006 was just as strong as Lewis' (for McLaren) a year later," he said."It was just that Nico's car let him down," Ross added.Team boss Sir Frank Williams is an unabashed admirer of Hamilton's F1 performances so far, but he too rates Rosberg equally highly."If they were in identical cars, they would be on the same level," the Briton is quoted as saying by RTL.