Q & A with Nico Rosberg

Q. One second faster than anyone, you only needed to do four laps in the session - does this count as domination in qualifying?

Q & A with Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg: I don't know - I don't even care about that - I just did my best on my first lap, and we worked hard on the set up this morning. This morning I have to say that my car was so good, and now when there is so much grip on the track it was incredible. It can change a lot between sessions, and a car which is maybe quick on a dirty track is not always quick on a cleaner track, and this morning I had a good car but it was nothing special, but now my lap was like I was at war with my car - I mean war in a positive sense - I could just push everywhere! The balance had a lot of oversteer, so we were going to do a change for the second set, but we didn't need to.

Q. You did it in a very smart way - you went straight out and made a gap in traffic, set the time when the Formula One rubber was at its best for you.

Rosberg: Yeah, I got a good space there, which was really good for me.

Q. Do you think that you were perhaps fortunate that there was oil on the track a bit later, which meant the others couldn't quite catch up?

Rosberg: There was oil on the track? I have no idea.

Q. Mondini's engine broke and spilt oil along the front straight. I guess you weren't out, so you didn't see it.

Rosberg: Yeah, yeah, yeah. But what's important for me is the gap to my teammate - that's what is important, because he's really good you know - he won everything last year.

Q. What do you put the gap between you and Alex down to?

Rosberg: It was just a one lap thing, you know - I think I just had a good lap.

Q. I guess you are just planning to run away at the front tomorrow.

Rosberg: I don't want to think about that now! We'll see - the start is always not so easy, and let's see how it goes. But for sure I think we'll have a good car for the race.

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