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Brawn: We want to finish year on positive note

Ross Brawn: We are continuing to work hard on improving our performance, while also taking the opportunity to look at developments which will be relevant next season

Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has said he is hoping for a 'stronger result' this Sunday in Abu Dhabi.

Mercedes failed to score for the third race in succession in India last weekend and while the squad is turning its attentions to work relevant for 2013, Brawn still wants to try and finish this season on a 'positive note'.

“The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has very quickly established itself as one of the most spectacular races on the calendar, and the Yas Marina Circuit is certainly one of the most impressive of the new F1 venues,” Brawn said in the countdown to the 18th round in the 2012 F1 World Championship.

“Our team has had a challenging time during the season-ending flyaway races so far. However, we are continuing to work hard on improving our performance, while also taking the opportunity to look at developments which will be relevant next season.

“We would like to end the season on a positive note, and hope to have a stronger result this weekend.”

Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg meanwhile, like Brawn, are also both looking forward to the event, although the latter is increasingly focusing his energies on 2013.

“Abu Dhabi is one of the races I look forward to travelling to. The facilities there are state of the art, very modern and very attractive. The timing of the race makes it even more appealing: it's something quite special and uniquely fun to race from day into night. Admittedly, 'fun' is not exactly the right word to describe the race I had on Sunday in India. However, I hope that what we learned about our car across the weekend can be translated into something positive in Abu Dhabi,” Schumacher remarked.

“The Abu Dhabi race is one of the highlights on the calendar and every year it seems to become better and better,” Rosberg chipped in. “I really enjoy driving the track, particularly with the unusual twilight conditions, and the setting around Yas Marina is very special. On the track, tyre work will again be crucial this weekend.

“We are working hard on it and our goals this weekend will be to score some points and to learn for next year.”




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05.10.2012- Press conference, Ross Brawn (GBR), Team Principal, Mercedes GP
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28.10.2012- Race, Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03 with a puncture
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05.10.2012- Ross Brawn (GBR), Team Principal, Mercedes GP

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Old Guys rock - Unregistered

November 01, 2012 8:21 PM

Michael Schumacher, a consummate professional right to the very end. Work rate and ethic second to none and still up there amongst the "best" that F1 has to offer. I think F1 will be a more bland sport after he has gone, certainly wont be as exciting to see an old 'un giving it the big stick with the whipper snappers. Such a shame that mercedes couldnt sort the car and the manner in which they went about removing him is something to be ashamed of. Theyll not win anything else i think. Long live the champ. MS.

chris - Unregistered

November 01, 2012 9:36 PM

How many times have we heard Ross Brawn say the same old things like "hoping". It's like a sad old broken record. Other teams say they will do something and 9 times out of 10 they do. Mercedes consistently fail to deliver. Schumacher really raised his game this year ( barring a couple of incidents) . To their great shame Mercedes only went backwards. Rosberg has already ben quoted elsewhere that he expects the car to behave in Abu Dhabi as it did in India - i.e uselessly.



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