Nico Rosberg says he is looking forward to the prospect of competing in his 'home' round of the F1 season in Monaco this weekend.
The German, who resides in the principality, goes into the weekend sitting sixth in the championship standings having scored points in each of the last three races.
With KERS and DRS set to play a part in the race, Rosberg said he felt the 2011 Monaco event could provide even more of a spectacle for fans with the possibility that it could be 'more exciting than ever'.
"The Monaco Grand Prix is always a thrilling weekend for me,” he said. “It's my home race and to drive in front of my family and my friends is always very special. My old school is actually right next to the paddock! I also really love driving the circuit as you have to drive very aggressively but also be so precise. The drive through the tunnel at 280 kph is always a real adventure. You are so close to the barriers that you can really feel how fast the cars actually are.
“This year, the race has the potential to be more exciting than ever. If KERS and the DRS do make overtaking possible, it will be great for the fans."
With Mercedes having made progress in recent races, team principal Ross Brawn said he was keen to see more improvement on the Monte Carlo streets.
"The Monaco Grand Prix presents a very special challenge and is one of those race weekends that everyone really enjoys,” he said. “It's also a race track where you never know what can happen, and the experience of winning at Monaco is something very special. Over the last three race weekends, I have been pleased with how the team and drivers have performed, and we have seen a steady improvement in our consistency. We need to find more performance and more speed from the car, and will continue to work hard at this, both at the factory and in Monaco."