Rosberg unhappy with car balance
5 October 2013 – Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has been left feeling slightly dejected after Saturday's qualifying hour for the Korean Grand Prix, with the German struggling for car balance.
While team-mate Lewis Hamilton emerged as Sebastian Vettel's biggest challenger for pole, Rosberg wound up fifth, almost half a second off the pace. And although he starts fourth due to Mark Webber's grid penalty, he wanted more from the session.
"I haven't found the right car balance all weekend so far and that's the reason why I'm a bit disappointed with today's result – even if my actual starting position of fourth place is pretty good," Rosberg told reporters at the Korea International Circuit.
He added: "The first sector is good for overtaking, so hopefully that will give us some opportunities in the opening laps, but Red Bull still seems to have the edge here.
"If I get a good start like I managed in Singapore, then a podium finish is possible based on the performance we were able to show in the long runs on Friday."