Rosberg hints at mid-field pace

Nico Rosberg has hinted that Williams could find themselves competing in the mid field come Melbourne despite impressive form from the team in pre-season testing.

In a slightly ambiguous comment following the third day of testing at Barcelona today Rosberg said that there would be little to choose between the competitors in the mid-field.

“It s going to be close in the middle of the field so we ll have to see how we do,” he said after Williams concluded their pre-season testing at Barcelona today.

“I m now looking forward to getting to Australia. It should be a lot of fun,” he added.

As Forumula1.com reported earlier in the week, Williams s 2008 challenger, the FW30 has been showing promising signs in testing with some talk of the team being third quickest behind Mclaren and Ferrari.

Both Rosberg and his Japanese team-mate Kazuki Nakajima have been consistently at the top end of the time-sheets making Rosberg s hint that the team would find themselves in the mid-field even more unusual.

Indeed, the 22-year-old went third quickest on the third day of testing at Barcelona today suggesting that he may be talking down the team s actual potential ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in early March.