Nico Rosberg happy to start from second at Italian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates after claiming pole position during qualifying ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 23, 2014
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Mercedes's Nico Rosberg insists that he is happy to start from second behind teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg has said that starting from second on the grid at the Italian Grand Prix is "still good" after his teammate beat him to pole position.

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in qualifying at Monza, ensuring that both Mercedes drivers will start from the front row tomorrow.

The German, who leads the drivers' standings by 29 points, told reporters: "We're always going to be faster and slower in different parts of the lap relative to each other. Relative to my own lap it was an okay lap and from that second position is still good for tomorrow.

"In the race anything can happen and we need to work towards the race and get a good strategy and have a good race. For the team again, even at a track like Monza, even coming here and being so dominant. There's still the race tomorrow but it's still really awesome for the team."

Rosberg finished second in last month's Belgian Grand Prix, despite colliding with Hamilton at the start of the race.

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014
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