Rosberg vows to fight on


Gutted that an engine failure cost him points at Monza, Nico Rosberg has vowed to launch a "maximum attack" as he has nothing left to lose.

The German's title hopes were dealt a massive blow last time out in Italy when, two laps before the end of the grand prix, his W06 suffered an engine failure.

Losing 15 points in the process, Rosberg slumped to 53 points behind Championship leader and team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

"Obviously, Monza didn't go to plan," rued the 30-year-old.

"It was gutting to miss out on a good result so close to the end but now I approach the final seven races with the attitude that there's nothing to lose.

"It's maximum attack and I won't be giving up the fight, no way."

The 11-time grand prix winner has yet to taste the victory champagne at the Marina Bay circuit although did come close in 2008 when he finished second for Williams.

Last year, despite qualifying second on the grid, he started from the pit lane due to a wiring loom issue on the formation lap. That ultimately led to his retirement.

This year Rosberg reckons he has what it takes to win at Singapore and begin to pull points back against Hamilton.

"Singapore is one of my favourite races, so that's a good place to start," he continued.

"It's tough on everyone – physically and mentally – and I love that challenge.

"I was only a few thousands off pole last year and feeling good for the race until a problem with the steering wheel ended by weekend.

"I know I've got the pace to win there, so I'm hoping for a clean weekend and a chance to unleash this silver beast under the lights."