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Rosberg Happy With Williams Performance

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Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT

Nico Rosberg continued his solid run for 2009, scoring points for the seventh consecutive race with a fifth place finish in his Toyota powered Williams.

Talking of the race he said it was a good result for the team but he suffered from the Spanish heat: “I did enjoy the race, but the heat really took most of the fun out of it. It wasn't nice, but it was still a good result for the team. Fifth again, after starting seventh, is not bad, and gives us more points. I was hoping to beat Raikkonen today but he was too fast.“

He remained positive after the race and was happy with the way the car was improving over the season: “Our car seems to suit every track we go to, and the team is doing well to keep development going from race to race. It's nice that we are always up there and I hope we continue like this, and possibly make a step forward onto the podium soon.”

Team-mate Kazuki Nakajima's poor run continued after he was forced to make an unscheduled stop as a result of a puncture. With two laps to go the team chose to retire his car to limit damage done to the gearbox from the earlier incident.

“It was another disappointing afternoon for me. It was all over in qualifying really. I was in 13th when I had the puncture and that really finished my race. Just a few laps before the end, I then had some kind of problem so I had to stop early.”

Williams head into the Belgian GP in sixth place, 9 point adrift of fifth placed Toyota.

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