Rosberg retirement caused by wiring loom – Wolff

Mercedes has revealed that a broken electrical wiring loom was probably to blame for Nico Rosberg’s Singapore Grand Prix disaster.

The German had a problem on his lap to the grid which resulted in the team changing his steering wheel in the hope it would solve the problem, however as the formation lap began it became apparent that the problem was much worse and Rosberg was wheeled into the pits.

He managed to start the race but retired several laps later as he attempted to pit for fresh tyres, but eventually threw his hands in the air and called it a day. Speaking about the retirement, Wolff said: “It looks like a broken loom in the steering column, which was within the duty cycle and not towards the end of its life cycle. “It just shut the whole thing down,” added Wolf.

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