Rosberg thrilled to bounce back from problem

By on Saturday, July 30, 2016
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg expressed his elation as he recovered from an electronics issue to record pole position at the German Grand Prix.

Rosberg had to abort his first effort in Q3 when his Mercedes W07 Hybrid developed a problem, forcing him to return to the pits for the glitch to be resolved.

It left Rosberg with just one hot lap in which to record a time and he duly registered pole position, 0.107s faster than team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

"I had an electronic problem with my throttle on my first quick run in Q3, so I had to abort," he said.

"That meant I had a bit more fuel on my final run. I did a pretty good lap but I wasn't sure if that was enough.

"I'm very happy to start from P1 at my second home race. It was awesome to hear the fans cheering for me after my run."

A nonchalant Hamilton was left to accept second position.

"There was nothing particularly wrong today," he said.

"My final lap just didn't work out. It was pretty close out there and sometimes you get it right, sometimes you don't. The car was feeling great."

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