Nico Rosberg cautious despite Spanish Grand Prix pole

Rosberg clocked a dazzling best lap time of one minute and 20.718 seconds to outpace his nearest rival and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by two-tenths of a second.

updated: May 11, 2013 20:53 IST
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Nico Rosberg secured his third career pole position as Mercedes completed a hat-trick of qualifying successes - and then warned that he is worried his tyres will let him down in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.

The 27-year-old German led the way as his team locked out the front row of Saturday's grid but he was immediately concerned afterwards that he does not endure a repeat of his problems at last month's Bahrain Grand Prix where he limped home ninth.

"I had a really good lap at the end and it is great motivation for the team but we have to be cautious because of what happened in Bahrain," he warned.

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