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Q & A with Nico Rosberg

Q: You seemed to have had quite a busy race today - how did it look from your seat?

Nico Rosberg: It was a great race for me - the safety car worked out well for me, and then to be honest I don't even remember what happened after that, and if I got some places or whatever I don't remember. Anyway, I came up nicely through the field, and had some nice overtaking maneuvers, so I'm really happy. To come second is great, and I thought I could even fight for the victory on the final lap, but it just didn't work out.

Q: Do you think if you'd had another lap you could have taken the win?

Rosberg: Yeah, definitely - Jani was not very quick at that stage, and I definitely could have taken him.

Q: How was your car today?

Rosberg: We made some changes last night, and they were definitely in the right direction, so we had a good car today and it gave me a lot of confidence. But you never have a perfect car - you always have a problem when you're on the limit - big problems!

Q: You stayed behind Pantano for quite a while...

Rosberg: There was no way I was ever going to get by him - no way, ever. I think he was running more wing, and that created more turbulence, so he was impossible to follow in the corners, which made a big difference between him and Monfardini. He was impossible to follow in the corners, and on the straight he was in the slipstream from Monfardini, so it was impossible to get close.

I just thought I would put as much pressure as I could on him, and maybe he would go for Monfardini because he would think he has to go soon or I'm going to go, and that's exactly what happened. He went straight on, and I was delighted, and then I had Monfardini in front of me and he was much easier to overtake, because there was not so much turbulence, he was easy to follow, and I could get in his slipstream. I just went around the outside of him, and that was good.

Q: How important is it that you pulled out points on Heikki today?

Rosberg: That's very important - he had a good car this weekend, and I think things are going to change again going to Spa and Bahrain, and it will be normal again.

Q: What do you mean?

Rosberg: They are normal tracks, and this is a special track where you run a completely different set up from scratch. He managed to get a good car, and he drove very well too, but things are going to get back to normal I think in the next two races, like in Istanbul where he was 1.5 seconds a lap off.

Q: So situation normal means you think you will be well ahead of him?

Rosberg: No, that would be stupid for me to say, but I think we will definitely have an edge on him at least - that's what I expect, because I don't see them all of a sudden getting 1.5 seconds after a weekend. Maybe, who knows, but I think we're going to have a bit of an edge, and we're going to go out and enjoy it.

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