Nico Rosberg was frustrated to only qualify sixth for the Monaco Grand Prix having been quickest in Q2.
My pace has been really good here throughout the weekend and in the first two qualifying sessions today, so it was a disappointing result to only qualify in sixth position.
I was hopeful of competing for the front row after our performance in Q2 but the final session just didn’t work out for us today. I had a lot of traffic to overcome and made a mistake on what should have been my fastest lap.
While most drivers improved upon their Q2 times in Q3, Rosberg was unable to beat his 1?óÔéĽ??14.375.
He told the BBC after qualifying he thought he should have got the W01 on the front row of the grid.
That remark may have been at least partly aimed at team mate Michael Schumacher, whom Rosberg out-qualified for the fifth time in six races. Schumacher had this to say about his team mate’s driving:
We all had some concerns about qualifying because of the number of cars but I have to say that from my point of view, everybody did a great job. I had a clean situation most of the time, except for once unintentionally with Nico.
I think we got out of the car what we could today and the positive news is that I am on the inside which is a good starting position and our starts have gone well recently. So we can at least hope to make up one or two positions for the race.
Looks like the battle between the team mates at Mercedes is starting to get interesting.
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