Nico Rosberg hailed his qualifying performance for the Belgian Grand Prix as 'super' after coming away with fifth place on the grid at Spa-Francorchamps.

The second time he has qualified inside the top five this season, it was however the first time this year that Rosberg has been able to claim 'best of the rest' status, ahead of BMW.

Although his eventual grid position was helped by Robert Kubica's engine penalty, Rosberg was still able to oust closest rivals Nick Heidfeld and Heikki Kovalainen, with whom he has been competing with in recent races.

Looking for his fourth straight points finish, Rosberg is on the verge of usurping Williams team-mate Alex Wurz in the driver standings this weekend if he can translate his qualifying form into the race.

"Today's qualifying was super, it really went well and I am very happy," he said. "I am a bit surprised as well, to be honest, because I didn't think we'd be so far up as it was very tight to make it into the top ten in Q2.

"We struggled here a bit more yesterday than we did on other tracks but overnight the team did a good job and found all the right solutions. Fifth position on the grid is really fantastic. This puts us in a strong position to be able to score some good points tomorrow.

 

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