Nico Rosberg has insisted that he is approaching the Canadian Grand Prix with a positive mindset, despite Lewis Hamilton's traditional strong form at the event.
Hamilton has claimed three victories at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve but the championship leader says that he is approaching this weekend's race thinking of the race win.
"For me, no, I’m here to win, that’s clear," Rosberg said when asked if Hamilton's form at the track changed his mentality. "So I’m approaching the weekend in that state of mind, every race if I manage to nail it then everything’s possible."
Rosberg also asserts that him and team-mate Hamilton retain respect, even if their relationship this year is more challenging due to their scrap for the title.
"We’ve always had periods where it’s been more difficult, but we have the respect which goes back 15 years and that’s the important one," he said. "We always discuss things and move on.
"Of course it’s more difficult [this year], that’s clear, we’re fighting each weekend and there’s more at stake. There is the opportunity of winning the championship this year and that’s the ultimate goal in racing."