Rosberg upbeat despite missing out on pole

Date published: April 2 2016 - Editor

As Saturday's proceedings came to a close, Australian Grand Prix Champion Nico Rosberg qualified in P2 behind his teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg, who was fastest throughout the weekend so far, thought he had secured pole position when Hamilton had a mishap on the final corner of the Bahrain International Circuit , but only for the Brit to go back out late in Q3 and put in the fastest lap ever on the circuit with a 1:29.493.

However, the German driver has remained confident ahead of the Grand Prix tomorrow and added that the strategy for the race could be difficult but there is still a chance to grab a second victory in a row.

"I think Lewis just did a great lap there. My lap felt good and I was sure I was on pole but that wasn't the case," the 30-year-old admitted.

"There you go, that's the way it is. Anyway at this track I think pole position counts the least because a lot of things can happen in the race.

"Strategy tomorrow could be quite messy so there is still a lot of opportunities."