Nico Rosberg says he is "determined" to hold on to his championship lead after dropping points to Lewis Hamilton in Monza.

Hamilton's victory cut Rosberg's lead to 22 points - less than a race victory - as Mercedes scored its first one-two finish since the Austrian Grand Prix in June. While Rosberg says he was disappointed to finish second having been leading at one stage, he was keen to focus on the strong position he still finds himself in.

"Even though it didn't work out quite the way I'd hoped, there were still plenty of positives to take away from Monza," Rosberg said. "Once again our Silver Arrow looked super quick compared to our rivals and hopefully we can carry that right through to the end of the season.

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"Of course, I was disappointed to drop points to my team-mate in the Championship battle - but I still have the lead and I'm determined to hold on to it."

And Rosberg added that he is excited to continue his challenge in Singapore next weekend.

"Next up it's the Singapore Grand Prix, which is definitely one of the highlights of the year. There's an amazing atmosphere and the whole city really comes to life for the race weekend. It's just unreal - I would really recommend anybody to go there if they can as it's a fantastic experience. The circuit, the city, the atmosphere... everything!

"The way they basically shut down a whole place just for Formula One is incredible and it's amazing to think of all the work that must go into making it happen. I got my second ever podium here with P2 in 2008 and I generally enjoy street circuits, so I'm looking to go one better this time around."