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Rosberg says qualifying session was compromised

ESPNF1 Staff
June 26, 2010 « Top three was possible - Massa | »
Nico Rosberg said that morning issues compromised his session © Getty Images

Nico Rosberg said that issues with his Mercedes car in the morning compromised his attempts to make it into Q3.

Both Rosberg and team-mate Michael Schumacher were eliminated during Q2, eventually qualifying in 12th and 15th positions respectively.

"It's very frustrating to be so far back on the grid although my lap was good today," said Rosberg. "There was just no more performance to get out of the car. We had a few issues this morning so we had to make a compromise on our upgrade package and that made the difference of being in the top ten."

Despite his obvious disappointment, Rosberg remained optimistic that the car would be more competitive come race day.

"It's not easy to understand what happened as we hoped to take a step forward here but we haven't got the best of our updates yet and we need to understand the tyres quickly. The car will be stronger in the race so we stay positive and see what will happen."