Rosberg targets Sepang podium

WIL2008101738507 PVWilliams driver Nico Rosberg finds himself perfectly placed to challange for a podium in tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix in Speang.

The German youngster hustled his FW31 onto the third row of the grid in sixth place but will move up to third place when Rubens Barrichello and Sebastian Vettel take their grid penalties.

Rosberg now has his sights set firmly on a podium – providing he can stay ahead at the start.

“I am very happy with fourth on the grid for tomorrow’s race,” he said. “Our general pace in the first two qualifying sessions wasn’t quite where we wanted to be, but it gave us enough to work with.

“Then in Q3, with some fuel in the car, it felt really nice which allowed me to put in a very good lap that put me on sixth, which after the penalties for the other cars, is on the second row.

“From that start position as well as with a good car and a good strategy, we can be optimistic and say we have a good chance to aim for a podium. One consideration is of course the start and I will have to check who will be using KERS around me.

“My preference for tomorrow would definitely be a dry race because it’s always the safer way to go, but if it rains, even though it will mix things up, it will be no problem and we will make the best of either situation.”