Mercedes man Nico Rosberg is 'hoping' for a better result at the F1 2010 Belgian Grand Prix next weekend after a botched pit-stop led to his first retirement of the year in Hungary.
Rosberg has had a brilliant season to date, and has finished on the podium three times, scoring points in ten of the twelve races and currently sits seventh in the drivers' championship with 94 points on the board.
Speaking ahead of the thirteenth round on the schedule, the German added that while he has enjoyed having some time off, he is looking forward now to getting back on track at Spa-Francorchamps.
"It's been nice to have a short break but it will be good to start racing again next weekend," Rosberg confirmed. "Spa is definitely up there as one of my favourite circuits and it's one of the most challenging tracks that we race on.
"The lap is very high-speed with some great corners, including Eau Rouge of course, and it's just a great place to drive a Formula One car.
"The last race in Hungary was difficult for us but I know that everyone at the factory has been working hard since the shutdown and we hope to have a better weekend in Spa."
Mercedes GP team principal, Ross Brawn meanwhile also can't wait for the resumption of the F1 2010 season, although he clarified that the Brackley-based outfit hasn't been able to do a lot with the MGP W01 due to the enforced two-week shutdown.
"The summer shutdown has been a well-deserved opportunity for our staff to have a break in the middle of the season but we are all looking forward to the racing getting underway again with the Belgian Grand Prix next weekend," Brawn continued.
"Spa is one of the classic racing circuits on the calendar which is loved by drivers, engineers and fans so it is always one of the highlights of the year. The circuit is dominated by straights at the start and end of the lap with a twisty middle section and the drivers love the fast sweeping corners, including the legendary Eau Rouge.
"With the shutdown, we have had limited time to work on the car since the Hungarian Grand Prix at the end of July, however we will do our best to have a good weekend in Spa to kick-off the final run of seven races to the end of the season," Brawn summed-up.