Rosberg pleased with saved Super Soft tyres
26 May 2012 – Nico Rosberg has conserved two completely new sets of Super Soft tyres ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix. The German will start second on Sunday, sharing the front row with ex Williams team-mate Mark Webber following Michael Schumacher’s penalty.
“I am pleased with the result today and especially for what we have shown as a team in the past few weeks,” says the Mercedes driver.
“We have had a couple of difficult races since the win in China but there has been a lot of hard work to turn it round and today we were on top as a team, which is great to see. Thank you to everybody back at base who has brought us back to the front again.
“I had a pretty smooth qualifying session and managed to save two sets of new Super Soft tyres for the race, but it was just so close out there this afternoon - it's incredible and fantastic for Formula 1.
"Congratulations to Michael, he did a fantastic job. Of course, I am sorry for him that he must take the penalty, but that means I will be on the front row in Monaco and, at a race where overtaking can be so difficult, that's a great place to start.”
Rosberg’s previous best on the Monaco grid was fifth in 2007.