Nico Rosberg’s quotes after qualifying – 2016 European Grand Prix

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  • Nico topped all three qualifying sessions to become the first Formula One pole sitter at the Baku City Circuit today – his 25th career pole position and third of the 2016 season so far.
  • Lewis will start tomorrow’s European Grand Prix from P10 after contact with the Turn 11 wall broke his suspension, ending his Q3 session without a flying lap being set.
  • Nico completed a single run in Q1, Q2 and Q3, all on the SuperSoft compound tyre.
  • Lewis completed one run in Q1, two in Q2 and one in Q3, using the SuperSoft throughout.

Nico Rosberg: That was a very exciting Qualifying session today. In Q3, Lewis went down the escape road in front of me on his first run, so I had to back down and abort that lap. I therefore only had one quick lap at the end – but I got it all together and felt pretty confident that it was enough to get pole after I heard that Lewis was out. It’s a great feeling to start from P1 as I have the best chance for tomorrow. It’s a very demanding track here and you are not allowed to make a single mistake, so it will be a long race with a lot of things going on. It’s definitely a good track for overtaking and there will be Safety Car moments for sure as we have seen in GP2, so I must be prepared for that. I expect a fast comeback from Lewis even though he’s starting P10, as we have seen recently that he’s finished P2 even coming from the back. It’s going to be an exciting race to watch. I’m looking forward to it.


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