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Mercedes keen for strong finish

Mercedes aims to finish the F1 season strongly in Abu Dhabi
Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn says he is keen for the team to build on its double points finish in Brazil as the curtain comes down on the 2010 F1 season in Abu Dhabi.

Despite switching focus to 2011, Mercedes has seen a notable upturn in fortunes in recent races and heads to Yas Marina having secured fourth place in the championship standings ahead of Renault.

With Abu Dhabi being something of a home race for the team through shareholders Aabar, Mercedes will hope to end the year on a high and Brawn said he was hopeful of a strong result from Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher.

"The final race of the 2010 season takes us to the home Grand Prix for our Abu Dhabi based shareholders and partner Aabar,” he said. “We were extremely impressed with the Yas Marina Circuit on our first visit and look forward to an exciting weekend which will see the battle for the Drivers' Championship concluded. For the Mercedes GP Petronas team, on the back of our double-points finish in Brazil, we would like to finish this challenging season on an equally strong note before turning our attentions fully to next year."

Schumacher will be making his Abu Dhabi debut in the final race of his comeback year and the seven-time champion said he was looking forward to the event.

"We had quite an encouraging weekend in Sao Paulo, even if it did not show too much to the outside, as our pace in qualifying and the race was satisfying,” he said. “The final race weekend in Abu Dhabi will be exciting for me as I will be driving this impressive circuit for the first time.

“Obviously the main focus of the fans and the media will be on the championship fight so we will be able to work calmly and concentrate on our own weekend. I'm sure that everyone in the team is motivated to deliver a good last performance of the season."

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