Nico Rosberg says the Mexican Grand Prix is the perfect opportunity to begin his fight back after losing out on victory – and the world title – in a drama-filled United States Grand Prix.
The German led for the majority of the Circuit of the Americas race, but a mistake with eight laps remaining allowed Hamilton through to win, which in turn allowed him to seal the championship three before the end of the season.
With Rosberg airing his particular dissatisfaction over the turn one clash with Hamilton that dropped him to fifth initially, the German says he has no choice now but to turn his disappointment into a renewed motivation.
“The Championship fight is over for me this year but I have three races left to make a big push, end this tough season on a high and make up for the disappointment of the past few races. My first chance is in Mexico and I'm sure everyone is really looking forward to the weekend.
F1's first visit to Mexico since 1992, Rosberg is excited to be exploring another new destination and venue, but admits it will likely be a challenge.
“Data will be very important in Mexico, of course, as it's a track none of the current grid have driven before. Some of the more experienced engineers might know it - but the circuit and the cars will have changed so much since the sport last went there that it's basically like starting from zero. That's a big challenge and I'm looking forward to it. I've driven the circuit in the simulator to be as prepared as I can be, so let's see what we can do."