Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver Nico Rosberg was delighted with his win in Singapore two weeks ago, and is hoping to achieve a similar performance in Malaysia.
Rosberg dominated Singapore with only a late challenge from Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull to keep the German busy, and in doing so returned to the top of the championship standings.
“Singapore was a perfect weekend for me,” said Rosberg. “I felt great in the car, had a fantastic qualifying, made a strong start and then came out on top after a really intense battle with Daniel at the end of the race, which made the win all the more fulfilling.”
The German driver praised Mercedes for giving him such a competitive car that allows him to challenge for a win at every Grand Prix.
“The team did such an impressive job understanding what went wrong last year and turning it around. I’m massively proud of everyone for that.
“It’s an incredible position to be in as a driver, knowing you have a shot at winning every weekend. I won’t take it for granted. I’ve had a good run lately and I’m enjoying the moment. But as far as the next race goes, or the next one after that and so on… it’s anyone’s game.”
Rosberg struggled in Malaysia last year with Sebastian Vettel taking the victory but the Championship leader believes he can continue his winning streak.
“Malaysia didn’t work out perfectly for us last year, so if we can win it this time against such tough opposition that would be really awesome. I can’t wait to see all the guys from Petronas who work so hard to give us that extra competitive advantage and hopefully give them something to cheer about at their home race.”