Mercedes Grand Prix man Nico Rosberg has set his sights on being 'much stronger' during F1 2011.

Rosberg shone last season, finishing up seventh in the drivers' championship and scoring 142 points - almost double that of his illustrious team-mate, Michael Schumacher. He also took three podiums, but he will be out to do better this year and will no doubt be gunning for his first F1 victory.

Speaking after the new MGP W02 was unveiled this morning at Valencia in Spain and prior to his first few laps in the car, it was clear he was itching to get behind the wheel of his new toy.

"It is always a very exciting time of year to drive the new car for the first time and feel how it performs out on track," Rosberg said.

"This year we have the added challenge of not having an immediate reference due to the change in tyre manufacturer to the new Pirelli tyres, which felt good during our first try-out at the Abu Dhabi test last year.

"I am very much looking forward to having a much stronger season than last year and as always, our targets are aggressive. We want to be competing at the front and challenging for race wins.

"Everyone at our factories in Brackley and Brixworth has worked extremely hard on the new Silver Arrow and we are all really looking forward to seeing how it performs," Rosberg summed-up.

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