FIA post-qualifying press conference – Nico Rosberg – Malaysian Grand Prix 2015

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Very well done. Coming to you Nico, you had a go right at the very end on the intermediate tyres but it wasn’t to be. Where do you think it got away from you today? 

Nico Rosberg: I just didn’t drive well enough, so that’s why. I’m annoyed by that. Third place is not good for tomorrow, but that’s the way it is. It was quite interesting conditions out there, because there was so much grip it was unbelievable. I’ve seldom had so much grip in wet conditions, so it was very unusual. It was good to drive but not quick enough. For tomorrow, third place, it’s on the clean side of the grid, so maybe… or that should definitely help me to get by Sebastian tomorrow in the start.

Q: Nico, I think it’s the second longest run of the whole season down to Turn 1 and obviously the way it goes right and then left, we often see quite a big shift in field position as a result. That’s one opportunity for you, strategy the other. What is your thinking about the Grand Prix tomorrow? 

NR: Well, definitely looking forward to it because we have such a great car. I had a good run on Friday so race pace is good. Starting on the clean side so hopefully I can attack Sebastian and get behind Lewis and then race Lewis from there.


Q: (Andrea Cremonesi – La Gazzetta dello Sport) Nico, could you clarify please the radio message at the end, when you were talking about the lines on the track? Who were you referring to, please? 

NR: Because it was an unusual condition out there which we haven’t practiced, I was just interested to hear what the guy who was first did in terms of lines and I didn’t know it was Lewis, so I just asked what lines was he doing. Was he doing normal dry lines or more towards wet, but that information is banned, so I got a reply ‘can’t tell you’.


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