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Rosberg: The start didn’t work out very well

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Mercedes GP’s Nico Rosberg says that the race start didn’t work out very well, and he regret not being able to overhaul Felipe Massa for a top five place in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“It was an interesting race for me today,” Rosberg commented. “The start didn’t work out very well, as I tried to overtake Felipe but suddenly there was no space left. Michael was able to overtake me and we had a fun battle before I took the place back.

“From then on, I was able to handle my tyre situation very well. I stayed out a bit longer before the second stop as there was some grip left and it was better to stay out with the softer tyres. With the Prime (harder) tyres, I had some understeer which made it impossible to overtake Felipe. Thanks to my engineering team, who did a brilliant job here, and I was quite happy with my car all weekend. Our pit-stop guys were also great again and that’s why we achieved a good result today. It makes me look forward to Brazil and hopefully we can achieve another good result there.” He added.


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