Nico Rosberg: “I’m confident of a strong performance”


Nico Rosberg is looking to continue the form he showed in Mexico City two weeks ago and claim his second consecutive Brazilian Grand Prix victory at Interlagos this weekend.

The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver reclaimed second position in the championship from Sebastian Vettel with his win in Mexico, and recalls his battle with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Brazil last season, a battle he came out on top.

“I’m really pumped to get to São Paulo and get back out on track after a great weekend in Mexico,” insisted Rosberg.

“For a start, Interlagos is one of the classic races on the calendar. It’s a tricky circuit that’s a really good challenge for a driver, with plenty of overtaking opportunities and crazy weather that always makes for an action-packed race.

“I have good memories from Brazil, too. I’ve usually been pretty quick there and last year was a good battle with Lewis, when I came out on top. Standing on the top step after a hard-earned win, following in the footsteps of so many great drivers who have won there and with the passionate Brazilian crowd cheering on – that was a great feeling.

“I’d love to experience that again, so the aim is to put on another good show for the fans and to carry my form from Mexico into this race. It’s always a great feeling to head into a weekend on the back of a win, so I’m confident of a strong performance.”