Nico Rosberg: “I’m sure we’ll be strong once again”


Nico Rosberg was thrilled with his performance in Austria two weeks ago, claiming his second consecutive victory at the Red Bull Ring and his third win of 2015, after previous wins in Spain and Monaco.

The German driver knows his Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team-mate Lewis Hamilton will be the fan favourite this weekend at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, but Rosberg is eager to repeat his 2013 exploits when he took victory at the circuit.

Rosberg ran one of the test days last week in Austria, and feels Silverstone should be another strong weekend for the whole Mercedes team, with neither driver having yet to finish off the podium in 2015.

“My week in Austria could not have come together much better,” revealed Rosberg. “Apart from the mistake in quali, I felt right on top of things from the start and it was great to get another win.

“With the extra day in the car on Wednesday also, helping the team prepare for Silverstone, I feel ready to go full attack at a circuit I really enjoy. It should suit our car nicely with the focus on downforce and we learned some useful things during the test, so I’m sure we’ll be strong once again.

“The crowds are really incredible at this race and it’s always a great atmosphere. Of course, I know they have their favourite! But hopefully we can have a good fight and keep the fans on their feet – especially the guys from our factories who have built such an unbelievable machine!”