Rosberg targets one-lap pace improvement

By on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg says he must improve his qualifying performances if he is to challenge team-mate Lewis Hamilton for the 2015 title.

Rosberg's primary strength in 2014 was his one-lap pace, as he surged to 11 pole positions and claimed the FIA's pole trophy.

However, Hamilton has turned the tables in 2015 and has taken 10 of the 11 pole positions available so far, with Rosberg's sole top spot coming in Spain.

"The race in Spa was definitely disappointing," rued Rosberg.

"My start was not good so I need to work on that and also on finding those extra tenths in qualifying to get back on top there.

"I know I have the car underneath me to get pole and the win every time with this incredible machine the team have built, so nothing less will do.

"Monza is next and I can't wait to try out this season's Silver Arrow there. I'm sure it will suit our car and it's a circuit I really enjoy, so all the ingredients are there for a strong weekend."


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