Nico Rosberg: “Onwards and upwards again from now!”

World © Octane Photographic Ltd. Mercedes AMG Petronas W07 Hybrid – Nico Rosberg. Wednesday 25th May 2016, F1 Monaco - Practice 2, Monaco, Monte Carlo. Digital Ref : 1562LB1D7755 - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Following a fantastic start to the season that saw Nico Rosberg take five victories in succession, it was the German’s turn to face some bad luck in Monaco, at a track the Monte-Carlo resident knows like the back of his hand, having lived there for pretty much all of his life.

After experiencing a number of issues with the W07, Rosberg was asked to let team-mate Lewis Hamilton through on lap 15, which he duly obliged. That move ultimately resulted in the Brit going on to win the race whilst the German could only manage seventh place.

Ever the optimist however, Rosberg is confident that he can turn things back in his favour at the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend,

“I expected and prepared myself for some difficult races after the awesome start to the season. This is where experience helps me.

“In the last Grand Prix I hopefully got all of my bad luck out of the way in one race, so onwards and upwards again from now!”

The German is hoping his Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team will have picked up a bit of ground on their advancing competitors, and is looking forward to seeing where they all stand this weekend.

“I’m looking forward to heading over to Boston for a sponsor event first and then on to Canada. It’s an awesome track and I’m sure our car will be great there too.

“It will be interesting to see where Red Bull are this time. We are hoping to get a little bit ahead of them again, so let’s see.”

The Brackley-based squad will push hard as always, and look to maintain their advantage, whilst keep reliability problems to a minimum.