Rosberg nursing injured toe in Bahrain

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Driving with an injury might set Nico Rosberg back this weekend in Bahrain

Apr.5 (GMM) Pain may be holding championship leader Nico Rosberg back this weekend in Bahrain.

Although clearly ahead of the rest of the field, Mercedes' German driver seemed a few tenths off teammate Lewis Hamilton's pace in Friday practice.

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 wearing his left shoe loosely after he cut a toe open on a beach
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 wearing his left shoe loosely after he cut a toe open on a beach

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The German publications Bild and Sport Bild might have discovered the reason.

In the Bahrain paddock, correspondents Bianca Garloff, Ralf Bach and Nicola Pohl noticed that when wearing casual clothes, Rosberg is sliding his left foot only partially into his shoe.

"I hurt my toe while jogging on the beach," he told Bild. Sport Bild reports that the injury was sustained last week, when the 28-year-old was holidaying in Dubai.

Rosberg confirmed that he brakes with his left foot but played down the impact of the injury on his driving.

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Tags bahrain, bild, f1, gmm, lewis hamilton, mercedes, nico rosberg, ralf bach, sports bild, toe injury

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