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Rosberg wants 'special' Brit win

Sunday 29-June-2014 12:14

Although Nico Rosberg would like to add another British GP to his personal tally, he concedes that next weekend's race is "all about the team."

Rosberg will head to Silverstone as the favourite to win this year's World title having extended his lead in the Championship to a healthy 29 points over team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

He extended his advantage at the last race in Austria where he claimed his third win of this season ahead of Hamilton.

"The last race weekend in Austria was not an easy one for us overall, so I was delighted to come away with the win and even more so for the team to have both cars at the front when we crossed the line," Rosberg said.

"The atmosphere at the circuit was really great and, being so close to Germany, it almost felt like a home race for me."

The next race on the calendar, though, is undoubtedly a home race for Rosberg's Mercedes team, who are a sure bet for the victory with Paddy Powers.

Last season the German claimed the victory at the Northamptonshire track in what was a chaotic race weekend with several drivers, including his own team-mate Hamilton, suffering tyre failures. This season he is chasing a repeat performance.

He added: "Silverstone is another special one for me, as I managed to win there last season. It was actually very close to my birthday and I had a really cool experience after the race.

"There's usually a fan festival with rock bands and all sorts after the track action finishes, which is something I go to almost every year.

"This time, I was up on stage doing a quick interview and the whole crowd started singing Happy Birthday to me, which was very cool! The British fans are absolutely fantastic.

"So I enjoy going to Silverstone personally, but really this one is all about the team.

"For the hundreds of people at Brackley and Brixworth it's a home race and many of them will be there with their families and friends across the weekend.

"I want to put on a good show and get the best result possible out of it for them after all their hard work this season."

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