Rosberg sure Canada will suit Mercedes

Rosberg sure Canada will suit Mercedes
By AutoSport

01/06/2012 at 18:06Updated 01/06/2012 at 21:01

Nico Rosberg is optimistic his Mercedes car will be well suited to the demands of the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in the Canadian Grand Prix next week.

The track, which rewards good top speed and stable braking, will host the seventh round of the championship and Rosberg reckons his car has what it takes to shine there.

The German driver, who took a commanding victory in the Chinese Grand Prix, finished a close second at Monaco last weekend.

"With its low downforce and slow corners, a little bit like Monza, the track should suit our car," said Rosberg in a team preview.

"We've made good progress over the past few weeks, and that was clear from the performance in Monaco.

"So I'm hopeful that we can make another step forward in Canada and have a successful weekend."

Team boss Ross Brawn is also hopeful the team can keep its momentum going after the strong showing in Monaco.

"On the back of a successful weekend in Monaco which saw Michael qualify first on Saturday and Nico finish in second place on Sunday, everyone at the team wants to keep the momentum going and get the racing underway in Montreal next weekend," he said.

"We're looking forward to putting on a good show and hope to have another strong weekend."