Rosberg aiming to grab chances in title fight

By on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg has vowed that he will grab any opportunities which come his way in the title fight, ahead of the resumption of the Formula 1 season in Belgium this weekend.

Rosberg trails Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 21 points in the standings but missed a chance to close the gap in Hungary.

Hamilton was running only seventh during the closing stages of the race while Rosberg was in second position, until late contact with Daniel Ricciardo dropped the German to eighth.

"Hungary was a big disappointment and I've been itching to get back to racing ever since," said Rosberg.

"When you're in such a close battle for the Championship, any opportunity to gain points is crucial and it's up to me to take those chances - but also to make them for myself.

"That's definitely the target for the second half of the year. We're only halfway through the season, so it's all still to play for."

Hamilton, who hasn't claimed victory in Belgium since 2010, is hoping to return to the top step of the podium at Spa Francorchamps.

"Spa is a great track to kick off the second part of the season too," he said.

"It's one of the really great, old-school circuits with so much history. It's mostly medium to high speed corners, so you're pretty much pedal to the metal the whole way round which is a lot of fun.

"It's always special to come out on top at a classic race like this so I remember winning here well. I love this track and I'll be gunning for that top spot again."

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