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Rosberg eyes change in luck in India

Nico Rosberg looks to bounce back from his recent misfortunes and get a 'good result' in India

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has said he will be hoping for a bit more luck next weekend in India.

Rosberg finished fifth in Singapore, but the last two events in Japan and Korea haven't been so good, and the German has been forced out on the opening laps, the victim of a 'bunch of drivers that are pushing too much and taking too many risks'.

Now as the 2012 F1 season heads into its final four races, Rosberg is eager to end the year on a relative high and he is targeting a 'good result' in India.

“The Buddh International Circuit is very challenging with an interesting combination of slow speed corners and long fast straights,” he said in the countdown to the 17th round in the championship.

“The track also has one of the highest average speeds in F1 and is good for overtaking. Last year I was really impressed by the passion and friendliness of the Indian people so I'm looking forward to visiting again and having some more interesting experiences.

“I hope that I will have a bit more luck than recently next weekend, and I will have the chance to achieve a good result.”

Mercedes team principal, Ross Brawn meanwhile is excited about the event: “Next week will see F1's second visit to India following the inaugural Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in October 2011. This year, our team is very pleased to be partnering with Airtel, title sponsors of the race, and we look forward to sharing our Indian Grand Prix experience with them.

“It's always a pleasure to welcome new fans to our sport, and F1 certainly seemed to capture the imagination of those who came to the circuit last year. The facilities are very impressive, and the track proved a good challenge for the drivers.”

Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug echoed those thoughts: “After a successful inaugural race last year, we are all excited to return to the Buddh International Circuit for the second edition of the Indian Grand Prix. We received a warm welcome from a very enthusiastic public last year and it was impressive to see the prestige F1 enjoyed with the people on its first visit to India.

“Following two long straights, and one shorter one, the circuit offers a challenging flow of corners from turns 5 to 15, especially the long right-hander at turns 10 and 11. This puts high loads through the front-left tyre, while the expected temperatures in excess of 30°C will also make for additional challenges,” he added.

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October 20, 2012 8:03 PM

Schumacher is a diplomatic driver as can be when it comes to the team he is driving for or he has driven for, in fact that is one of the aspects that sets him apart and above all drivers of his generation, having said that my personal opinion re the 2012 Mercedes design is the team can only afford to try and do a damage limiting effort for the remaining four races, this because their major resources has long been transferred on the next design and here again there is another problem because these major resources couldn’t have been fully concentred on next year’s car alone but some of which would have been already concentrating on the all new 2014 effort, having said all that I was always of the opinion that at least a top team always have a fifty/fifty chance of hitting it right with a new car, more so Mercedes which I regard as having the strongest technical team at least on paper.

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