Nico Rosberg feels confident heading into tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix after claiming his fifth straight pole position in Saturday’s qualifying session at Interlagos.
Rosberg edged out Mercedes teammate and three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton by less than one-tenth of a second in Q3 to continue his pole streak.
The German driver claimed his first win since June two weeks ago in Mexico from pole, and is hopeful of doubling up this weekend in Brazil.
“I didn’t have a good start in to qualifying,” Rosberg admitted. “Q1 and Q2 didn’t go to plan. But then I found a better rhythm in the final session, so I was happy to bring it all together in Q3.
“It feels great to be on pole again here. It’s the best possible position to start the race, I have the quickest car and on Friday we were able to practise a lot for the race, so I’m quite confident for tomorrow.
“It will be a good battle with Lewis and also the Ferraris, so I can’t wait for that.”
Following qualifying, Rosberg joined the tributes made to those affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.
“What happened yesterday in Paris makes everything else relative,” Rosberg said.
“What we do here is really not important compared to that and I’m thinking of them today.”
The Brazilian Grand Prix is live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 10:30am ET on Sunday.