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GP Week : Issue 76
F1 MALAYSIA >>Rosberg takes rst podium for Mercedes NICO Rosberg got the maximum from his Mercedes to give the German marque their first podium as a constructor for 55 years. "My start didn't go that well today as I had a bit too much wheelspin and once I was in third place, I knew it would be difficult to follow the leading cars," he said. "I struggled a little with the options in the first stint which allowed Robert to stay quite close but once we switched to the primes, I felt really comfortable and we could manage the race home to third place. "This is a great end to a strong weekend for us. We're not quite where we want tobeyetsoweneedtopushonbutI'm confident that we'll get there soon." Mercedes' motorsport VP Norbert Haug is encouraged with how Nico and the team are performing: "Our gap to the two Red Bull-Renaults in front of Nico was still considerable and we all know there is more work to be done in order to catch up. However it looks like we are heading in the right direction and the point standings after three races don't look too bad." Asked whether he was surprised that, three races in, Rosberg continues to dominate Michael Schumacher, Haug said he isn't: "From the outside maybe it is a surprise, but I have known Nico for a very long time." Virgin beats Lotus VIRGIN Racing recorded its rst race nish in Malaysia, with Lucas Di Grassi nishing 14th -- three places ahead of Jarno Trulli in the leading Lotus. "Today showed that we are truly competitive and it's a great feeling that our ght has really started now," said Di Grassi. Because of his comfortable lead over Karun Chandhok he was able to turn his engine down and, crucially for Virgin, conserve enough fuel to make it to the nish ahead of all the other new teams. Nick Wirth was obviously pleased to beat Lotus: "Finishing our rst Grand Prix as the leading new team will give us lots of information and we've got some clear direction on issues to address for Shanghai, which will allow us to perform better all round, without distracting us too much from the bigger Barcelona upgrade." Lotus v Virgin -- a big contest, with big consequences (See 5 Minutes with ...). Here Timo Glock gets in too deep with Jarno Trulli's Lotus ... 30