Nico Rosberg: “I made my peace with this track”


Nico Rosberg secured three victories in a row for the first time in his Formula 1 career as he added the win in Abu Dhabi to his previous wins in Mexico and Brazil, and insisted it was the perfect ending to the season for the German.

Rosberg converted his sixth consecutive pole position into a third consecutive victory on Sunday, and felt the result made up for the disappointment he suffered at the Yas Marina Circuit in 2014 when the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver lost the chance to fight for the title with a mechanical issue.

“This is the perfect ending to the season for me – something I hoped for so much after a tough year,” said Rosberg. “To finish with six poles and three wins in a row is awesome.

“I am so happy that I found some performance at the end of the season. I also made my peace with this track after the toughest moment of my career here last year, which is a nice feeling.

“Today was really a perfect race. The start, the pit stops and the tyre management were all really good and I felt like I had it all under control.”

Rosberg thanked his team for their efforts in 2015, and revealed with the form he has shown in recent weeks that he would have liked to continue racing, but is already focusing on where he can improve next season.

“Thanks so much to my team for this amazing Silver Arrow – everyone at the factories and the track has done such an incredible job all year,” insisted Rosberg. “I would love to start the 2016 season tomorrow – but I know that´s not possible.

“It’s strange, I’m enjoying the moment so much – but I’m thinking already very much of next year what I could change and where I can improve.

“We will all now have a well-deserved break with our families and I look forward to spending some more time with my wife and my little daughter.”