• Hungarian Grand Prix - FP2

Rosberg 'expected to be stronger'

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Nico Rosberg was disappointed with Mercedes' pace despite being fourth quickest in FP1 © Sutton Images
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Nico Rosberg is unhappy with Mercedes' competitiveness after FP2 for the Hungarian Grand Prix, saying that he "expected to be stronger".

After a disappointing performance in his home grand prix at Hockenheim where he finished 10th, Rosberg was hopeful that the W03 would be better suited to the tight and twisty Hungaroring. After finishing 4th in FP1 and 11th in FP2, however, Rosberg admitted that it had been a disappointing two sessions.

"Generally OK, it was a decent day of testing," Rosberg said. "Not a very promising day for us, I expected to be stronger. We tried some major things - especially on my car - just to see if we could bring the car in to a different window mechanically but it didn't really work out.

"There's not one weakest point, it's just general performance and some other people are just a little bit stronger than us at the moment."

Despite his problems, Rosberg said he enjoyed the challenging conditions towards the end of the second session.

"It was very strange out there because there were some places that were completely dry on the track, and some places where there were even rivers. It was such a difference from corner to corner; it was very exciting out there."

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