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Nico Rosberg Finishes on Podium at Abu Dhabi

After qualifying in third position, Mercedes-AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg managed to keep his position from start to finish in the 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Lewis Hamilton didn't fare as well, despite his performance advantage, finishing in seventh place after getting held up in traffic in the second part of the race.

Nico Rosberg: “I had a great start to the race and was able to catch Mark off the line. I thought there might be a chance to get Seb but it wasn’t quite possible. I was able to push hard in the first stint on the option tyres but the second stint wasn’t quite as good as the car had a lot of oversteer on the primes and Mark was able to pass me. After the second stop, the set-up worked much better and we were able to set some really good lap times. We didn’t quite manage to take the challenge to the Red Bulls today but we were closer at least to one of them and hopefully we can make it happen in the last two races. As a team, we scored some great points for the Constructors’ Championship this weekend and I’m very happy about that.”

The 2013 Adu Dhabi GRand Prix at Yas Marina saw Sebastian Vettel clinch yet another victory, while his team mate Mark Webber finished second.

This is Rosberg's fourth podium finish of the 2013 championship and the team's ninth. With 21 points scored in total by the two Mercedes-AMG Petronas drivers, the team cemented its second place in the Constructor's Championship in front of Ferrari.

 
 
 
 
 

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