Rosberg hoping for points

Nico Rosberg says that he is aiming for points after qualifying tenth for the Belgian Grand Prix.

The German brought some relief to a difficult weekend for the Williams team with Kazuki Nakajima struggling in eighteenth place.

Williams had to resort to a high downforce setup for qualifying – a factor which might hamper them in tomorrow’s Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg – 10th: We have really struggled all weekend but we managed to get the best out of Q2 and finishing 10th was possibly the best we could achieve carrying quite a lot of fuel. We have a good strategy and therefore I think we can fight for some points tomorrow. It was a very strange qualifying session here today, I think maybe the way the teams are using their tyres is making quite a difference.

Kazuki Nakajima – 18th: We struggled here yesterday in practice, but Nico managed to either drive very well or find a set-up direction that I didn’t. I hope I can learn something from the progress he made today and have a better time tomorrow in the race to make up for today’s disappointment.

Sam Michael, Technical Director: We had a difficult day yesterday and we changed a lot of things overnight which definitely made the car better. It was an unbelievably tight qualifying session considering how long the lap is, which goes to show how much of a difference the rules have made. Nico did a fantastic job to get the car through to Q3 and from that point we adjusted our strategy to concentrate on Sunday. Congratulations to Force India for their first pole.