• German Grand Prix

Kubica 'best of the rest'

ESPNF1 Staff
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Robert Kubica closed the gap on Nico Rosberg in the drivers' standings © Getty Images
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Robert Kubica continued his impressive season for Renault after finishing as the 'best of the rest' behind the big three teams at the German Grand Prix.

Kubica finished seventh behind the Red Bull of Mark Webber as is now ust five points behind Nico Rosberg in the drivers' standings.

"I think we had a good weekend considering the car's potential at this circuit," said Kubica. "There were some exciting moments during the race: I made a good start and was fighting to pass Hamilton into turn two when he braked early, and I ended up losing positions to Button and Webber.

"Then, after my stop, I had a good battle with Michael to keep my position - but I also had to make sure I didn't lose too much time fighting with him, because I had to maintain a good pace to stay in front of Rosberg who hadn't yet stopped. Overall, though, the gap to the front-runners was too big for us to fight for more than seventh place, so I think we must be pleased that we achieved our maximum."