• German Grand Prix

Rosberg drawing on past successes

ESPNF1 Staff
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Nico Rosberg has won in every junior category at Hockenheim © Sutton Images
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Nico Rosberg is hoping that his previous successes around Hockenheim in junior formulae will help him to a second successive podium finish at the German Grand Prix.

Rosberg has already finished on the podium three times in 2010 but another appearance on the rostrum would have added value in front of his home fans.

"As a German driver, the German Grand Prix is always a very special weekend, and it will be even better this year to be racing there for Mercedes-Benz," said Rosberg. "I have great memories from Hockenheim as I won there in all the junior categories that I competed in, including my first single seater race win.

"There's always a great atmosphere at the German Grand Prix and the fans are very enthusiastic with the huge grandstands in the stadium section creating so much noise!"

Rosberg will be one of six German drivers on the Hockenheim grid and he says he always welcomes the support around a circuit he enjoys driving.

"It's fantastic to see their support for the German drivers. I love the track itself as it's quite challenging with some good overtaking opportunities and the races here can often be quite exciting. Going into one of the team's home weekends with the podium finish from Silverstone is a real boost for us, and we will be working hard to continue our improvement in performance and have a strong weekend."