Nico Rosberg has said that he will not get angry, despite being robbed of another potential points finish when his Williams-Toyota retired in the closing laps of the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis.

The entire team returns from the Brickyard with little reward to show for its efforts in sweltering conditions, with Alex Wurz missing out on a points finish after another poor qualifying performance and Rosberg dropping out of the top eight in the final stages. The German had already benefited from a good start to move up from 14th on the grid, and his ambitious one-stop strategy enabled him to overtake several more cars when they made second stops.

Just four-and-a-half laps from the finish, and on his way to equalling the best result of his career, Rosberg's FW29 suffered an oil leak and subsequent fire which inevitably brought an abrupt end to his race.

"I was having a really solid race and was happy because I thought sixth place was in the bag," the youngster sighed, "We were on a good strategy and the car was going well - we would definitely have been in the points today."

Despite the disappointment, however, Rosberg insisted that he would focus on the positives as the championship returns to Europe, and the French Grand Prix, at the end of the month.

"We've shown that we've made some progress on performance, I can't be so angry because I drove really well," he said, "Sometimes things go wrong, that's just the way it is and I have to accept it. It will go my way another day, I'm sure of that."

Chief operations engineer Rod Nelson revealed that a detailed investigation into the cause of the problem would take place when Williams and Toyota returned to base, but praised both his drivers for their efforts in what turned out to be a point-less cause.

"Today's result is obviously hugely disappointing for the team," he admitted, "Nico drove a storming race on a one-stop strategy, which was the right thing to do. He had no tyre problems or any other issues but, unfortunately, he was held up quite badly by backmarkers and we really struggled to get enough blue flags out for him in time.

"Alex had a cracking start, but he was caught up behind [Tonio] Liuzzi with no way past. Both drivers gave great performances and we were looking for two point-scoring finishes. It just wasn't to be."

 

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