Nico Rosberg has put together a great run in the last four events and now will be looking for his fifth points finish on the trot this weekend in Japan - and his seventh of the season.

Speaking ahead of the event at Fuji Speedway, the Williams man stated that he is 'confident' they can continue to do well.

"I am looking forward to racing at Fuji Speedway. With the huge renovation work and design input from Hermann Tilke, the legendary Fuji should now be a pretty cool track," he said.

"Not having been to Fuji before, I have done some practice in a simulator, but the real learning happens when you are out on the track. For me, less than a dozen laps will be enough to start feeling comfortable.

"At Fuji Speedway, we'll be on Toyota's home ground, so it would be great if we could do well there in front of the Japanese audience. It's an unknown track, but I am confident we can do well and continue our form of the last few races."

Alex Wurz meanwhile is also hoping he can get into the points in the sister Williams-Toyota FW29, although his mind will be somewhat elsewhere as his wife is expecting their third son.

"I very much like going to oversees races and particularly to Japan because I love the culture there. This time, though, it will be a bit of an unknown trip for me, not because we're going to a new track, but because my wife Julia is expecting our third son and he's scheduled to arrive in the days between Japan and China," he explained.

"Naturally then, I'm leaving home with a bit of an uncomfortable feeling.

"As for the circuit, I always like driving new tracks and usually manage to learn them quite quickly. Fuji Speedway will certainly be a challenge when it comes to set-up and aero settings because the long fast straight, combined with the slow speed last sector, demands a big compromise. From a Championship perspective, we will have to wait and see where we stand in comparison to the others, but I hope to be able to snatch some points," he added.

 

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