Rosberg won't change approach amid slump

By on Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Pirelli Media

Pirelli Media

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg insists he won't change his approach to racing despite collecting only 16 points across the last three races.

Rosberg claimed victory across the opening four rounds of the year to build a 43 point buffer over team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the standings.

The pair collided in Spain and while Hamilton went on to record successive victories in Monaco and Canada, Rosberg was able to finish only seventh and fifth across the two races.

It means he heads to the European Grand Prix this weekend with his title advantage reduced to just nine points.

"Canada unfortunately didn't work out as planned," he said.

"But that's how things go when you're pushing the limits and I'm not going to change my approach or start backing down.

"I'm in this Championship battle to win it - not to settle for second best.

"Now we head to Baku, which is going to be a massive challenge. It's a completely new track and a street circuit too, which makes it even more difficult.

"I've done some work in the simulator, of course, to get a feel for what to expect and to learn the layout.

"Ferrari and Red Bull are very close to our pace now, so any tiny difference we can find this weekend could make the difference."

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