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Mercedes duo frustrated by unachievable Hungarian qualifying



Mercedes duo Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg not expecting aggressive race in Sunday Hungarian Grand Prix. And also they are admits their W03 was not achieved best pace in qualifying.

Tomorrow Nico Rosberg starts from 13th on the grid and his partner Michael Schumacher starts from 17th on the grid in the middle of Toro Rosso guys.

“It was quite a tough and difficult day for us,” said Schumacher.

“We have to clearly see that we did not have the pace to be in the front. I could have done a faster lap probably, without the dust having been brought to the track by Maldonado, but then I still do not think it would have brought me into Q3.

“I don’t think we could have done much more. This morning we practiced for long runs as yesterday we could not do that due to the rain, but I don’t think it compromised our performance.

“You have to accept the gap is quite big. We know the combination of track layout and temperature does not suit us too much, and we will try to make the best out of it tomorrow.”

Nico Rosberg says that qualifying was difficult and they need examine the car’s off-pace and he also need good race set-up for tomorrow.

“That was a difficult qualifying for us today, and we need to analyze why it turned out like that,” said Rosberg.

“Qualifying is always a compromise and I was focused on finding a good race set-up for tomorrow as we may have more tyre degradation on our car than others, but it is still disappointing not to make Q3 by two tenths.”

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