Nico Rosberg is looking forward to scoring some much needed points after equalling his best starting position of the season in fifth place for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Williams driver has been on the pace all weekend and qualified for the top ten shootout comfortably before taking the fight to the leading positions, rather satisfyingly beating both Toyotas and a BMW.

Equalling his best from Monaco, Rosberg admits his Williams car seems to work well on high downforce circuits, but with a reputation as a strong racer, the German is confident of securing some good points come race day.

"I think I can be quite pleased. I didn't expect to be that far up today so I'm really happy that it all came together so well. I worked hard with the engineers to get a good set-up this weekend. We found a direction that seemed to suit the car and it just got better and better which meant I could really push.

"Our car also seems to work well on this kind of high downforce track which allows us to close the gap to the others. It will be tricky with the tyres in the race, but I'm looking forward to it and hopefully it will go my way this time.

Team principal Sam Michael also hinted that Rosberg heads into the race with a good strategy and is expecting him to bolster the team's fifth place in the constructor standings having not scored a point since Barcelona.

"It was a great qualifying effort by Nico. He's been strong through all the practice sessions and it's good to see him follow that up with fifth in qualifying. He's on a good strategy and I'm sure he'll capitalise on that tomorrow."

 

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