Nico Rosberg reckons Mercedes in promising shape in Monaco Grand Prix practice

Nico Rosberg is positive about his prospects for the Monaco Grand Prix weekend despite the lack of running in Thursday practice

Nico Rosberg reckons Mercedes in promising shape in Monaco Grand Prix practice

The Mercedes driver managed just 13 laps in second practice, a session which was hit by rain.

Rosberg was sixth quickest in the afternoon, having posted the 10th fastest time in the morning, and the German said it had been a positive start to the weekend.

"It has been a good start. I'm quite happy with the car, I generally feel comfortable," said Rosberg. "It was a positive day and we are going in the right direction.

"We don't have a mess with the set-up or something so we are quite comfortable even though we didn't run much this afternoon.

"I was quite comfortable today with the car, which is a good start."

Rosberg is also confident his car is well-suited for the challenges of the Monte Carlo circuit, but he reckons a lot will depend on how the tyres behave.

"In general the corner speed could be beneficial to us," he said. "It depends also on how the car works the tyres. It remains to be seen if we are the car that can bring the tyres into the right operating window or it's someone else."

Team-mate Michael Schumacher finished down in ninth position.

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