Mercedes moves back ahead of Ferrari
27 October 2013 – Nico Rosberg spearheaded Mercedes' return to second position in the Constructors' standings with a second place finish during Sunday afternoon's Indian Grand Prix.
Although he dropped behind the Ferrari of Felipe Massa on the opening lap of the race, Rosberg recovered with a well-executed tyre strategy to emerge in the podium fight, the German ultimately disposing of Lotus rival Kimi Räikkönen on Lap 52.
With Massa scoring Ferrari's only points in fourth, Rosberg's podium and Lewis Hamilton's top six finish moved the Silver Arrows four points clear in the standings.
"Second, I'm pleased with that," said Rosberg, who is now just four points behind Mark Webber in the Drivers' battle. "The start was a bit difficult as I fell behind Massa who was a lot slower. The team did a fantastic strategy so I got by him like that.
"The car was working well, [we scored] a lot of points and we are giving Ferrari a run for their money in the Constructors'. That's [second position] the aim for us now."