He's smarter than your average bear is Nico Rosberg. Bright, engaged, quintilingual. So it's no great surprise that he questions both the questions - and the questioner - when we sit down for an interrogation-by-reader session in the Bahrain paddock.
"How do you get these?" he asks, friendly but direct.
"We invite our readers to send them in."
"OK. So how many did you get?"
"Almost 1000 - more than usual in fact."
"Cool. So how do you select them?"
F1 Racing is feeling ever so slightly on the spot by now, as 'You Ask The Questions' interviewees normally accept our question cards, well... unquestioningly. So we explain: "In the office we look at what we've been sent, filter some out for repetition, pick the best, throw out the worst and try not to keep any stupid ones."
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