The Mercedes GP speedy Nico Rosberg ready for his 100th grand prix at Hungary. Nico has impressed in qualifying, making it into Q3 in every race this season, starting as high as the third row of the grid on two occasions and consistently making it onto the fourth row.
And Rosberg admits it is a point of frustration and one he is looking to rectify in Hungary.
“We need to work on our race set-up to see what improvements we can make as the car that I had in qualifying in Germany was better than the one that I had in the race,” he explained. I’m sure we can do it and take another small step forward.”
Sunday’s race is one of numerical significance for the Mercedes driver as he will be taking part in his 100th race.
“Hungary will be my 100th Grand Prix which seems crazy when my father completed 114 races over his whole career,” he said. It’s a nice number but statistics aren’t that important to me. I’m looking forward to the weekend in Budapest as I like the Hungaroring very much, and I’m hoping for a better time than in 2010 when unfortunately I didn’t finish the race.”
While Rosberg’s memories of Hungary may not be the best, his team-mate Michael Schumacher certainly has a few and hopes to add to the collection this weekend.
“I will obviously never forget that I won one of my World titles there, and I always enjoyed the support of a lot of fans travelling to Budapest,” said the seven-time World Champion. Ideally we can help them enjoy their weekend, and I am hopeful we can as we have seen some progress lately with our car.
“I am impressed with the effort the team and the guys back in England are constantly putting into it and it is good to see developments,” he added.
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