German GP 2016: Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg eyes success on home soil


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Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg is targeting a return to winning ways at this weekend’s German Grand Prix.

The 31-year-old has only won one of the last seven races this season, after starting the campaign with four straight victories, and he has been overtaken at the top of the Drivers’ Championship standings by team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg will be looking to return to the top of the standings with a victory on home soil this weekend, as he bids to replicate the success he achieved at the Hockenheimring in 2014.

He said: “Driving in through the circuit gates brought back so many great memories – from my childhood days at the DTM with my Dad right through to winning the Grand Prix for myself in 2014.

Hopefully, I can repeat that this year for the fans and for everybody at Mercedes.”

The former Williams driver finished second to Hamilton at last week’s Hungarian Grand Prix, despite starting the race in pole position, but he was pleased with his overall performance in Budapest, and he is full of confidence ahead of this weekend’s action.

He continued: “It was disappointing to lose the race at the first corner in Hungary.

But I was really happy with my pace all weekend, so that gives me good confidence moving forwards.”

Rosberg is available at 3.75 to claim his first Drivers’ Championship title this year, while Hamilton is on offer at 1.25 to secure his third successive world crown.

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