Nico Rosberg has predicted that Mercedes should be able to make another step forward in Canada.
Rosberg shone in Monaco last weekend, shadowing eventual winner, Mark Webber from start-to-finish around the streets of the Principality and after taking a very good second place finish, is optimistic the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be another one that plays to the strengths of their car.
“The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal is a great track, and I'm really looking forward to our visit there. With its low downforce and slow corners, a little bit like Monza, the track should suit our car,” he confirmed.
“We've made good progress over the past few weeks, and that was clear from the performance in Monaco. So I'm hopeful that we can make another step forward in Canada and have a successful weekend.
“The fans are always fantastic at this race and they really turn the city into a carnival for the race weekend. Gilles Villeneuve was a great friend and rival of my father, which also makes this weekend very special. I can't wait to get there.”
Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn meanwhile shares that optimism and is also hopeful they can get another good result.
“On the back of a successful weekend in Monaco which saw Michael [Schumacher] qualify first on Saturday and Nico finish in second place on Sunday, everyone at the team wants to keep the momentum going and get the racing underway in Montreal next weekend,” Brawn added.
“The Canadian Grand Prix is always a fantastic experience, with both the city and fans giving F1 such a warm welcome. The circuit itself is an exciting challenge, and the first real high-speed test of the season where brakes, engine power and tyre management are crucial. Races at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve have the tendency to be eventful!
“We're looking forward to putting on a good show and hope to have another strong weekend,” Brawn concluded.