Rosberg ‘pumped’ for Brazilian GP


Nico Rosberg is aiming to make it back-to-back Brazilian GP wins, confident he can put in a "strong performance" at Interlagos.

The Mercedes driver heads to the Brazilian circuit firmly believing he has what it takes to beat Lewis Hamilton to the chequered flag.

Not only did he hold off his team-mate at the last race in Mexico but a year ago he claimed a hard-fought win to secure his first Brazilian victory.

The German is determined to add a second this Sunday.

"I'm really pumped to get to São Paulo and get back out on track after a great weekend in Mexico," he said.

"For a start, Interlagos is one of the classic races on the calendar. It's a tricky circuit that's a really good challenge for a driver, with plenty of overtaking opportunities and crazy weather that always makes for an action-packed race.

"I have good memories from Brazil, too. I've usually been pretty quick there and last year was a good battle with Lewis, when I came out on top.

"Standing on the top step after a hard-earned win, following in the footsteps of so many great drivers who have won there and with the passionate Brazilian crowd cheering on – that was a great feeling.

"I'd love to experience that again, so the aim is to put on another good show for the fans and to carry my form from Mexico into this race.

"It's always a great feeling to head into a weekend on the back of a win, so I'm confident of a strong performance."