Mercedes GP Team Principal Ross Brawn has said that its cars' wheel nuts are never overlooked on the run-up to the starts of races although a lost nut was the reason With one German out of the race on Lap 10, Brawn was later delighted to see Nico Rosberg celebrate the team's first podium of the season although the Sepang result did contain a hint of mystery for the Brackley-based squad.
That was an excellent drive from Nico and a first-class performance to secure his third career podium and the first podium for the Mercedes GP team," said Brawn.
"We are delighted to have achieved the first podium for the silver arrows in Malaysia and to be able to share the rewards of our hard work with our title partner, Petronas, at their home Grand Prix - my compliments to Nico for an assured performance over the weekend.
"Michael was in a good position after the start and we were looking forward to having a good race on his side but, unfortunately, it wasn't to be; the car lost a wheel nut, which is a problem that we haven't experienced before. The wheel nuts are double-checked on the grid so we will investigate and put in place the necessary solutions." GPUpdate.net
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