Fresh from his first win of the season in Spain, Nico Rosberg heads to his 'home' Monaco Grand Prix looking to continue his winning feeling with a third success in a row.

The Mercedes driver has established himself as a Monaco specialist in recent years, triumphing in 2013 and 2014, as well as finishing second in 2012.

With Germany off the calendar, Rosberg - who lives in the Principality - is treating the Monte Carlo event as an opportunity to impress on home ground and is keen to continue putting pressure on championship leading team-mate Lewis Hamilton having trimmed his advantage in Barcelona.

"We had a perfect weekend in Spain and, for me personally, it was good to close the gap a little in the points. There's still a long way to go this season so it's all there to fight for, I'm just taking it race by race. Next we have Monaco - the most legendary, exciting and challenging event in the calendar. Throughout the whole weekend, the atmosphere is very, very special.

"It's a home race for me and it's strange to just walk or take a scooter to the racetrack - but also very cool to sleep in your own bed each night! The circuit itself has very unique setup characteristics and we evaluated a few of those during the test in Barcelona, as the last sector there has a lot of tight corners which are quite representative.

"The car felt very good so I'm feeling optimistic and ready for this next race. If we can have everything running smoothly from the start it should be a good weekend, so I'm really looking forward to it."



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