Rosberg confident Mercedes can retain second

By on Sunday, October 27, 2013
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg says he is sure that Mercedes can retain second place in the constructors' championship across the final three races of 2013.

Rosberg claimed his first podium since the British Grand Prix as he finished in second place.

"We scored a lot of points and climbed back up to second place in the Constructors' Championship. I'm quite confident that we can keep that position until the end of the season as the team is doing a great job and our car looks good but it will be a fight," he said.

"I had good pace today and we really nailed the set-up here. The team did a fantastic job on the strategy and thanks to the boys for that. The only thing which didn't work out perfectly was when I dropped behind Felipe [Massa] at the start as it was not easy to overtake him on the track, but then we managed to clear him in the pits."

"Our target was to be the best of rest this weekend and it worked out perfectly."

Team-mate Lewis Hamilton started from third place but came home in sixth.

"The car has been pretty good this weekend but the race was frustrating for me. I tried so hard to get past Felipe but it just wasn't possible and unfortunately I destroyed my tyres in doing so," he said.

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