Nico Rosberg insists he has no problem with Lewis Hamilton's comments that F1 drivers "moan so much" about the new Baku City Circuit.
Ahead of the first track running at the Grand Prix of Europe, Rosberg and Jenson Button were both vocal about some concerns regarding the pit lane entry and certain run-off areas around the new track. After Friday practice but before the matter was discussed in the drivers' briefing, Hamilton said a number of the drivers who were complaining "want to take the all the character and life out of these tracks".
When Hamilton's comments were put to Rosberg, the championship leader replied: "That’s his opinion.
"I was definitely one of the guys who was questioning a few of the things on the track and I still do. For example, the pit entry. It’s a bit on the edge for sure. it’s normal. When you have a new track, you go through those things, discuss those things, and then you see if some things can be improved. Or if it’s not necessary, it stays the same."
Changes were made to the pit entry and certain kerbs following the drivers' briefing and Rosberg says a new track is always likely to divide opinion on what is good and what can be improved.
"It’s just normal that I think about the safety just as we always do in the sport. Some people think about that more than the others. That’s it. So it’s normal when you get to a new track especially like the one here, you go through it and have your discussions about it."