Williams' Nico Rosberg secured yet another points' finish at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, when he brought his Toyota-powered FW29 home in sixth place to score points for the fourth race in succession.

Rosberg shined throughout the weekend at Spa and after qualifying sixth on Saturday was always going to be a contender for a top eight finish.

In the end the German did it with relative ease and while he couldn't keep ahead of Nick Heidfeld, Nico still believes it proves that AT&T WilliamsF1 team is making real strides forward, something that bodes well for the final three races of the season in Japan, China and Brazil - and more importantly for 2008.

"I am absolutely delighted with the result because today we were again the fourth placed team and it really shows that we are making progress from one race to the next," said Rosberg, who now moves up to ninth in the drivers' championship, ahead of his team-mate, Alex Wurz.

"It's also positive for me because a good car allows me to show what I can do and I am now collecting points consistently, which was my target at the start of the season.

"BMW were too strong today, so finishing 6th was the best possible outcome.

"I am especially happy that I did well at this challenging track which was amazing to drive.

"From here I hope I can continue this progress and improve my placing in the Driver's Championship over the next three races."

Rosberg's team-mate, Wurz meanwhile did not have such a good race. Indeed he had a fuel pressure problem which could not be fixed by altering his strategy. Ultimately the Grove-based outfit opted to retire the Austrian's car in order to be able to thoroughly investigate the problem.

"Alex suffered from a fuel pressure problem which we attempted to cure by changing his strategy from a one stop to a two stop and over-fuelling the car, but it didn't fix the problem and we decided to retire him rather than risk an engine failure," explained Williams technical director, Sam Michael.

"Nico however had a good race and scored another three points for the team," he summed-up.

 

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