Rosberg: Spanish GP should be 'interesting'

Rosberg: Spanish GP should be 'interesting'

2 May 2014 – Nico Rosberg is expecting the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend to be 'interesting', but whatever happens he knows he will need to beat Mercedes team-mate, Lewis Hamilton after having to play second fiddle to the Briton in the three previous races.

Rosberg remains top in the Drivers' Championship going to the Circuit de Catalunya, scene of the fifth round in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, but his lead has now been cut to just four points.

"The Spanish Grand Prix is the first race of the season on European soil and this is where the next phase of the season begins," Rosberg said.

"It's also only now that we can slowly begin to get an idea of how the different cars stack up in terms of performance," he continued. "Each team will have been pushing hard during the break since the last race [in China] to find some extra performance from new parts. So it will certainly be an interesting weekend and hopefully an exciting one for the fans."

Rosberg took pole position last year in Barcelona, but slipped back to sixth in the race and he will definitely want to score more than eight points this time.

"There is probably no other track in the world that I know as well as the Circuit de Catalunya," he added. "I also have some good memories of race weekends in Barcelona.

"Last year, for example, I started from pole position so I'm looking forward to going back there again and maybe repeating that particular feat," he concluded.

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