Michael Schumacher says he is keen to build on his solid end to the European F1 season in the annual night race this weekend in Singapore.
The Mercedes driver came from the back of the grid at Spa to finish fifth and then matched that result in the Italian Grand Prix despite a controversial incident on track with Lewis Hamilton.
This weekend will mark Schumacher's second appearance under the Singapore lights after his debut in the race last year and the seven-time champion said he was looking forward to making a return to the street circuit.
"I really enjoyed my first experience of Formula One night racing in Singapore last year and it was an interesting weekend to be working on such a different time schedule,” he said. “Surprisingly, it worked out very well and somehow even fun to drive and have meetings in the middle of the night.
“The street circuit is good fun and quite challenging, and as an event for the fans, it is also fantastic as they can get so close to the cars around the city streets and see a real racing spectacle. We have enjoyed good results at the final two European races in Spa and Monza, and everyone will be working to continue the hard work and keep up the points finishes as we head to Asia for the flyaway races."
Team-mate Nico Rosberg finished on the podium in the first Singapore race back in 2008 and he too is hopeful of a strong result from the Mercedes team under lights.
"I'm really looking forward to the Singapore Grand Prix and it's a circuit that I enjoy very much,” he said. “I finished second at the first race held here in 2008 so I have some good memories from that weekend. Singapore is a fantastic city and I always try to spend some extra time here with friends after the race.
“The track itself is good fun to drive and a real challenge. The stop-start nature means you have to concentrate hard throughout the lap and it feels very narrow and enclosed, like a true street circuit. We've made a good step forward with the car in the last few races and I hope we can take advantage of that again next weekend in Singapore."