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Rosberg takes his chances and rides his luck for 'fantastic' fourth

Nonetheless, the five points achieved by Rosberg have strengthened Williams' fifth position in the constructors' standings, and his own seventh spot in the drivers' title chase. The former multiple world championship-winning Grove-based outfit's technical director Sam Michael admitted that it had been a highly satisfying final outcome.

“It was a good day for the team today,” affirmed the softly-spoken Australian, “the best result so far this year. Nico had a great first lap and did what he needed to do to make his race work. We had a fuel system problem on his car which meant that he had to come in early for both stops and carry 15 kilos of extra fuel from the first stop to the end of the race, which is worth half a second a lap. However, fourth is a great result and what we deserved for our efforts today.

“Kazuki was quick too, but just wasn't in the right place at the right time with the traffic. Having started in 13th and 15th, it is good to have finished fourth and consolidated our place in the championship. Well done to Mark [Webber], and it was great to hear the Australian national anthem in the paddock.”

“[The season] started off for us disappointingly,” mused team co-founder Sir Frank Williams, “and we've obviously been seeking more performance to make ourselves more respectable. I think at Silverstone we arrived with a car that at least we could be reasonably satisfied with. That situation improved here, and whilst I'm never an optimist in Formula 1, I don't think we need to be looking at out boots.”



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Munro Gow - Unregistered

July 12, 2009 7:19 PM

Brillian result for Nico and the team. Fantastic opening lap and he would have been the driver of the day had Webber not been on form. The car has some pace in it and if everything clicks a podium place could well be achieved.



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