Nico Rosberg: “I need to raise my game even further”

After winning the Monaco Grand Prix for a third consecutive year, two weeks on and Nico Rosberg still cannot believe that he has achieved this feat, feeling he was incredibly lucky to do so.

Rosberg inherited the lead when his Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team-mate Lewis Hamilton pitted under the safety car period after dominating the race up to that point, but feels he needs to step up his game in order to try and take the fight for the World Drivers Championship to his team mate.

“I still can’t quite believe I was standing on the top step in Monaco for the third time the other week,” said Rosberg. “It was all very surreal and I don’t think I’ve ever been so lucky.

“However, that weekend also showed that I need to raise my game even further in the battle this year.”

Rosberg knows there is a still a long way to go in the season, and despite winning twice, he feel he still has more to give. He hopes that this weekend at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the Canadian Grand Prix is better than last year, where he lost the race in the closing stages after a car fault left him defenceless against Daniel Ricciardo.

“I’ve got the boost of two wins behind me now, there is a long way to go this season and I know there is more to come from me personally, so it’s all to play for,” added Rosberg.  

“Next up it’s Canada, which was a really difficult race for us last year but an exciting one too. Hopefully we will avoid the traps that caught us out last year and it’ll be another good battle for the fans to enjoy.”