Williams #2 Kazuki Nakajima has insisted that he doesn't need to try harder, despite the fact he has yet to finish in the top-eight this season and score a point.

Unlike his team-mate, Nico Rosberg, who has had six points' finishes in total so far, Nakajima has yet to get off the mark.

Indeed while he did put in his best ever qualifying performance at the British Grand Prix three weeks ago, when he lined up in fifth, the race itself was far less successful and he didn't even finish in the top ten.

Speaking ahead of this weekend's German Grand Prix, the ninth round in the 2009 FIA F1 World Championship and an event that marks the halfway point in this year's championship, Nakajima added though that he is not downhearted.

"Silverstone was a good race weekend until the first stint when it was really difficult to make any progress and we missed some opportunities, which cost us a place in the points. It's not a case of having to try harder though; it's just waiting for it to all come together," he insisted.

"Now we go to the Nurburgring and the Eifel region is a beautiful part of the world, and very close to Cologne which I've visited lots of times as I have a lot of Japanese friends at Toyota.

"The German fans are really passionate, but I think this year they will be more so because of [Sebastian] Vettel [who won at Silverstone] and [my team-mate] Nico [Rosberg] who are doing a great job.

"The Nurburgring, like Silverstone, is a tricky track - but, unlike it, it's more of a slow to medium speed circuit with lots of elevation.

"The weather can be a big factor at the 'ring too, as can getting temperatures into the tyres as ambient can be quite low. Set-up wise it should be fairly straightforward.

"I haven't raced a F1 car around the 'ring, only a GP2 car, but I had a good race then so I hope that experience will help me. I've also done lots of lap on the simulator, so I hope I'm well prepared."


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