Unhappy Rosberg thought front row would be “easy”

2013 German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Nurburgring, 2013Nico Rosberg said it will take a little time to get over his disappointing qualifying performance for the German Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver stayed in the pits in the final minutes of Q2 as several drivers improved their times, leading him to be knocked out. He will start from the sixth row of the grid.

“Yeah the team just made a mistake,” said Rosberg. “We just underestimated the track ramping up.”

“So that’s a big disappointment, didn’t see that coming. I thought it would be easy to be on the front row today. So definitely tough to digest that one, it’s going to take a bit of time.”

Rosberg doubts he will be able to achieve much from his starting position in the middle of the field: “Tomorrow, from 11th, it’s not going to be possible to do much but I’ll give it everything anyways.”

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46 comments on Unhappy Rosberg thought front row would be “easy”

  1. Pelican (@pelican) said on 6th July 2013, 21:10

    I, for one, am perfectly content with his honest answers. C’mon guys, would you rather he said something utterly meaningless, non-committal, and unimpeachable? As it is, nearly every driver from 2nd on down goes, “Yeah, it was tough but we’ll try our best tomorrow!” and you’re complaining about the one who didn’t?

    • dragoll (@dragoll) said on 7th July 2013, 0:54

      @pelican I agree, a lot of the comments don’t take into consideration that this is possibly the best opportunity for Rosberg to win on home soil, in front of his fans, so I feel for him that the team let him down and he’s clearly cut by it, but he isn’t lashing out, and he isn’t even angry, he just feels let down.

  2. Kyle Miller (@crashkid81) said on 7th July 2013, 1:45

    As I recall Felepe Massa started 11th @ Silverstone and by the end of the first lap he was sixth! No excuses. I think he said this so the German fans won’t be disappointed if he does poorly at home. Or he knows that he can get a good result, but he’s trying to look modest so that the result is even more impressive.

  3. magon4 (@magon4) said on 7th July 2013, 12:20

    I saw an interview where he was asked what he thought was possible, and he answered “front row”.
    Hope this is not the interview Keith is citing here.

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