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

nico rosberg qualifying russian grand prix

  • Nico today claimed his 24 career pole position – his second at the Sochi Autodrom and second of the 2016 season.
  • Nico’s Q2 time of 1:36.119 was 1.776 seconds faster than the 2015 pole time.
  • Lewis suffered a Power Unit failure during the out-lap of his second run in Q2, forcing him to sit out Q3.
  • The failure in question has been diagnosed as the same that ruled Lewis out of qualifying at the last race in Shanghai.
  • Nico completed two runs in Q1 (SuperSoft / Supersoft), one run in Q2 (SuperSoft) and one run in Q3 (SuperSoft).

Nico Rosberg: That was a very strong Qualifying session for me behind the wheel today. I found a great rhythm in Q2, then just turned the front wing down a bit for Q3 and the balance was then absolutely perfect. This is a really rare feeling to have out there in the car, so thank you to the guys for making that happen. I was able to really nail the first lap in Q3 and was quite confident that it was quick enough, so I gave it everything and more on the second lap and had a huge lock up, which is why I abandoned that attempt. I’m happy to have another pole – but tomorrow is a long race and a lot can happen. Even if we are looking strong pace-wise, I can never write off my opponents, that’s for sure. They’ve had some bad luck once again this weekend – Sebastian with his gearbox issue and Lewis with his engine again. But we’ve seen in previous races that they are able recover quickly and get through the field from behind. Let’s see what tomorrow brings…


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