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'We didn't get it quite right' - Rosberg

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Nico Rosberg was the quickest driver in FP3 © Getty Images

Nico Rosberg admits he may have mistimed his final run in qualifying, but the Mercedes driver overall is pleased to begin the Australian Grand Prix from third on the grid.

Rosberg topped the timesheets in the final practice session by over a second, but saw his team-mate Lewis Hamilton claim pole position from the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo in wet conditions.

However, Rosberg was not disappointed with his performance in qualifying, and is confident of having a strong race on Sunday.

"I'm pleased with third, and I know we have a quick car so from there we can have a good race," Rosberg said. "Tomorrow it's going to be a completely different story to today, depending on weather. There's a small chance of rain. But I think more likely it's going to be dry."

Rosberg did admit that setting his final time in Q3 before Ricciardo and Hamilton may not have been the best idea, but refused to let that dampen his spirits.

"I'm not really sure what the others were doing. For sure we didn't get it quite right [with the timing]. You just don't know what is going to happen. I don't think we did much wrong. Of course you could always say 'we could have done that and that' but all in all I think it was a good qualifying session.

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