Nico Rosberg's capacity to surprise is seemingly infinite. Time and again he has looked down and out, but he's always picked himself up, dusted himself down and come back stronger.
In the final reckoning, he came up short in his epic world championship battle with Lewis Hamilton. As Rosberg was at pains to highlight, Hamilton was the better driver and deserved his victory.
Straight after the race, Rosberg was quick to pick out the area where he needs to improve - the racing - and highlight the foundation that his strong qualifying performances give him heading into next year.