Nico Rosberg once more took pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix but the German insists it will count for nothing if he cannot complete the job by winning the race.
Rosberg started from the front last Sunday in the US Grand Prix only for Lewis Hamilton to go on and win the race, extending his championship lead to 24 points in the process.
Fastest in all three practice sessions and all three parts of qualifying as he got the better of Hamilton by just 0.033 seconds, Rosberg wants to ensure he does not let his advantage slip as he seeks a fifth win of the season.
“It is the perfect job only if it works out tomorrow unfortunately,”
he said. “Up to now it has been going well and I am in the best place to be in tomorrow, but of course I need to make it happen in the race unlike Austin for example.”
Once more, Hamilton had to be magnanimous in defeat but the Briton is certainly not willing to throw in the towel just yet.
“Of course pole position is the best place to start, but it is a long race tomorrow and it should be quite exciting with all the pitstops and we don’t really know about the weather,” the championship leader declared.
With just two rounds of the Drivers Championship remaining, Rosberg badly needs to win in Sao Paolo to reduce Hamilton’s lead and keep alive his dreams of a first world title.
On pole, Rosberg starts at 2.10 to win the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Hamilton a slender favourite at 2.05.