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Rosberg 'confident' Mercedes can make it happen in Valencia

Nico Rosberg: Valencia is always a very interesting weekend. The track is a combination of a real circuit and a street circuit so the walls are very close to the cars, and you really have to concentrate around every one of the 25 corners. I really enjoy driving there, and it's a big event in a pretty cool city.

Nico Rosberg has said Mercedes Grand Prix are 'working hard for a better result' in Valencia.

Rosberg missed out on points in Canada and ultimately finished just outside the top ten in eleventh in his MGP W02, just as he did in Monaco two weeks earlier. His priority this Sunday then will be to ensure he returns to scoring ways and adds to his current F1 2011 tally of 26 points.

“Valencia is always a very interesting weekend. The track is a combination of a real circuit and a street circuit so the walls are very close to the cars, and you really have to concentrate around every one of the 25 corners. I really enjoy driving there, and it's a big event in a pretty cool city,” Rosberg said.

“I visited the factory last week to see everyone which was nice and it was good to see how the work is progressing.

“We're working hard for a better result in Valencia than in Canada, and I'm very confident that we can make this happen.”

Mercedes boss Norbert Haug meanwhile added that they will be out to 'build on the performance' shown at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

"The European Grand Prix is run around the America's Cup harbour in Valencia and, since it was first held in 2008, has established itself well on the calendar,” Haug added.

“Although this is a street race, the layout is very unusual for a street circuit and completely different to a track like Monaco, for example. The track surface is wide, even and very smooth. There is a large variety of corners, ranging from long and fast curves to short, sharp turns.

“Good traction and braking are important here, just like engine performance and aerodynamic efficiency.

“Our team will be aiming to build on our performance shown during the last race in Canada.”


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10.06.2011- Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team, MGP W02
28.05.2011- Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team, MGP W02
12.06.2011- Race, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team, MGP W02
12.06.2011- Race, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team, MGP W02
10.06.2011- Friday Practice 1, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team, MGP W02

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