Nico Rosberg: “I’m really enjoying it here”

Nico Rosberg is looking forward to the remainder of the Mexican Grand Prix weekend at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez after ending the second practice session with the quickest time on Friday.

The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver admitted he found it strange to be so quick, especially in a straight-line due to the altitude of the circuit, despite running with a rear wing they use in Monaco.

“It’s very exciting to race here in Mexico for the first time,” said Rosberg. “The track reminds me very much of my youth. It feels like a kart circuit with a lot of very tight corners and the two stadiums are really spectacular with all the fans.

“We brought the same rear wing here as we would use in Monaco, with maximum downforce. But, because of the altitude here in Mexico City, we are also very quick on the straights, which feels very strange.

“I was happy with the outcome today. It seems that we are quick and I was able to try a lot of different things with the car. I’m really enjoying it here and I can’t wait for qualifying and the race.”