• Malaysian Grand Prix

Rosberg predicts manic race

ESPNF1 Staff
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Nico Rosberg will start alongside Mark Webber on the front row © Getty Images

Nico Rosberg is expecting Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix to be stopped due to poor weather conditions, after qualifying had to be put on hold when a rainstorm hit the track on Saturday.

Rosberg qualified second in the changing conditions, and although he said he is confident of a good result in the race, he predicted it would not be straightforward.

"I expect a really difficult race in general with red flags. I am quite confident I can make it through to the end and get a good result - if it's dry we'll do okay, and if it's wet we should be good."

Rosberg was the fastest driver to qualify on full wet tyres in Q3 after Mark Webber stole a march on the opposition by opting for intermediate tyres in the drying conditions.

"I felt good and felt I had a good lap in, then the tyres started to degrade," he said. "I saw Mark in front on inters and was pretty sure I was right on tyres, but thankfully it wasn't the wrong decision to be on full wets either."