Hamilton did a better job, Rosberg concedes
10 May 2014 – Nico Rosberg has admitted that Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton simply "did a better job" en route to claiming pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Having led the Briton through final practice and the opening two qualifying phases, Rosberg missed out by 0.168 seconds on the final Q3 runs.
"I'm very disappointed. I don't particularly enjoy coming second to Lewis," said Rosberg.
"In the end it was a good lap for me, so he just did a better job. That's the way it is."
Rosberg is hopeful that he can still fight for victory on Sunday, with his eyes firmly fixed on a strong start.
"It's still all to play for tomorrow. Second is only a little bit away from the optimum," he added.
"All it takes is a good start and I'm in the lead again."
Rosberg leads Hamilton by four points heading into the race.