Rosberg’s hopes are ‘still high’


Although disappointed to have missed out on pole position again, Nico Rosberg believes there will be "a lot more opportunities" to beat Lewis Hamilton to victory at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Rosberg was once again overshadowed by Hamilton in qualifying as the Brit beat him by almost half a second in qualifying to take his 10th pole position of the season, and with it the 2015 Pole Position Trophy.

"For sure disappointed. I lost it a bit this morning in free practice; we went the wrong way," the German said. "Then it came back really nicely though and I had a good balance in qualifying, so I was happy with that, a good team effort, so thanks for that to get my balance back so I could push well. 

"Yeah, just Lewis too quick in the end. Just found that little bit, or quite a lot extra, which I didn’t have in my pocket. That’s it, so of course disappointing."

Of course the new start procedures come into effect at Sunday's race and drivers will now be in charge of the clutch bite point once they leave the garage while they will also only receive “critical” information from the pitwall.

Rosberg says he will have a proper go come race day.

"But then again, with the new starts situation, where we're having to do everything ourselves now, there’s a lot more opportunities tomorrow, even at the start," he said. 

"And the run down to turn five: you know here it’s possible to overtake, we’ve seen that many, many times, so my hopes are for sure still high."