Nico Rosberg: “It’s going to be a great battle”

Nico Rosberg hopes to bring home a couple of wins from the first flyaway Grand Prix to reward everyone from Mercedes AMG PETRONAS for their hard work.

The German feels more ready than ever before ahead of the 2016 Formula 1 season, believing it’s going to be a great battle when the season begins in Australia this weekend, having won the final three Grand Prix of 2015.

The Australian Grand Prix is where drivers can look forward to unleashing their 2016 challengers flat out for the first time, with Rosberg insisting it is an exciting time of the year.

“This is always a massively exciting time of year,” said Rosberg. “Testing is important, of course. But what every driver really looks forward to is unleashing a new car flat out for the first time. I’m already itching to get back out there, getting to know our latest Silver Arrow and pushing on, making progress with it.

“I’m really hoping to bring back a couple of wins from the first flyaways to reward everyone at the factories for their hard work. There’s such a positive vibe in the team and everybody gets so excited. I know they’ll be cheering us on at home every weekend, so it’s our responsibility to deliver for them.
“I’ve had a great winter and done a few things differently for this year. I’ve never felt more ready to go. It’s going to be a great battle.”