Nico Rosberg Ironically, it wasn’t the 23-car traffic jam in the first stage of qualifying that caused the most headaches for drivers yesterday afternoon, but the final 10-minute 10-car dash in Q3!

Perhaps none felt this more apparently than Nico Rosberg, who starts in sixth place, but feels he could have landed pole position were it not for being held up in his final runs. In his efforts to avoid being held up, he also delayed his own team-mate Michael Schumacher, who starts one place behind his compatriot.

Speaking with the German RTL network, a frustrated Nico said: ”We should have had pole position, the speed was there.

"I may not have been quick enough to catch Webber but I was held up by Rubens [Barrichello], had to lift off and [I] then held up Michael – a disaster."

[Original image via Sutton Images]

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