Nico Rosberg starts the second half of the 2016 Formula 1 season with a ‘clean state’ and ready to pick up the fight for the title from where it was left.
The Mercedes driver enjoyed a good start of the season, leading his team-mate at one stage by 43 points. He is now 19 points behind Lewis Hamilton but ready to come back to his form at the beginning of the season.
“For me, it’s like a clean slate at this stage. What’s happened so far this season is in the past. I can’t wait to get in that car, put my foot down and get everything I can from these next races.
“Belgium is a great place to kick start the year after the break. It’s such an awesome track, with so many challenges and usually some crazy weather just to mix things up even more. If you ask any driver they will tell you how much they love racing here.”
The German is yet to win a Belgian Grand Prix and hopes he can achieve that result one day.
“If you look back through the years, there have been some great moments too – that mega move from Mika Häkkinen on Michael Schumacher down the Kemmel straight, for example. All of that history just makes it even more special, so I’d love to add my name to the winner’s list.
"I’m feeling strong in myself, I know I’ll have the best car out there and I’m massively pumped to be back on track, so let’s see how it goes.”