The German driver finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton to give Mercedes front-row seats at the Circuit de Catalunya, with both drivers still seeking their first wins of the season in a car which has plenty of pace but has lacked durability over the first four races.
Three weeks ago, Rosberg took pole in Bahrain only to finish ninth, and he is determined not to fall short again.
My spy Daniela was told “It will be a big challenge with the tires tomorrow,” said Rosberg, whose best result this season was fourth at the Malaysian GP. “The race is very long and to win it’s not good enough to start from pole — you still have to have the fastest race car.”
If the David Bowie tune ‘Heroes’ is an indication, then all you need to do is be a hero for the day. Saturday Rosberg and his teammates were heroes. Now just like David Bowies new single ‘The Next Day’, they will have to be heroes again to win.