Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg discusses with the team`s Chief Strategist James Vowles the Italian Grand prix. The race is at the legendary Monza circuit.
„Monza is the ultimate high-speed track with top-speeds exceeding 360 kph“, Nico Rosberg explained
“This is a race I really enjoy and one I’d really love to master. The tifosi create such an incredible atmosphere every single time, no matter who wins the race.”
“Last year obviously didn’t end so well for me there, so I’m hoping for a bit more luck and a little less fire this time… I’m really enjoying the battle out there right now. We’ve got several cars in the mix now which is exciting for us and also the fans.”
“For me, I’m taking every race like a cup final.”
“It’s great to know you have the team and the car to just go out there and lay it on the line. I can’t wait to make our Silver Arrow fly at Monza”, Nico Rosberg added.
Mercedes’ Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe: “Spa was a great start to the second half of the season which puts us in a strong position heading to Monza. It is another classic, unusual circuit with quite specific demands on the car. The track is characterised by high power sensitivity, heavy demands on brakes and a low-drag configuration requiring a special rear wing.”
“This race sees the same tyre compound allocation as Spa – the Medium, Soft and SuperSoft. However, the energy put through the tyres is notably less at this circuit. So we should see a different situation to the last race from that perspective. Monza is always a fantastic weekend for fans.”
“The tifosi are world famous for their passion for the sport and there’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of the crowd gathered under that unique podium. Although they’re normally cheering for the red team, above all they love a good race – so we’ll aim to provide just that.”