Rosberg wary of Williams challenge

By on Monday, June 27, 2016
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Championship leader Nico Rosberg says he is wary of the threat which could be posed by Williams during this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring.

Rosberg has claimed both victories at the circuit since Formula 1's return in 2014 while Williams occupies fourth in the standings, having claimed a single podium in 2016.

However, Williams locked out the front row of the grid at the circuit in 2014, with Valtteri Bottas finishing on the podium in the race and Felipe Massa repeating such a result last season.

"Now we go to Austria, which has been a real strength for us as a team in the past two years," said Rosberg, who leads team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 24 points.

"It'll be tough against the Williams cars in particular, as they've pushed us hard there before.

"But I think our Silver Arrow is still definitely the best package on the grid and I can't wait to see what it can do in Spielberg.

"To have two wins from two races at any track is pretty special, so if I could make it three in three that would be awesome.

"It's a short run to the first corner there and generally my starts and first corners have been strong this season, so if I can qualify well there's a good chance of a top result."

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