Schumacher pleased as Rosberg laments error
17 March 2012 – Michael Schumacher has enjoyed his best qualifying result to date for Mercedes, managing fourth on the grid for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. In the second car, Nico Rosberg initially looked to be fighting for pole, but made a mistake at Turn 3.
“I can only thank the guys for all of the hard work that they have achieved over the winter. I also think it is important to stress that Mercedes-Benz have always believed in and supported this project and I really hope we can deliver the results we all want. We have to take this step-by-step as the competition is very tight, so now we have to continue to work hard.”
Rosberg could not help but show his annoyance, despite also being pleased:
“I also made a small mistake on my last lap, which cost me some time. Seventh is still a good position, though, and I will be doing my best to move forward tomorrow.”