With five points scoring results on the trot, Nico Rosberg has worked his way up to seventh in the drivers’ championship, just 1.5 points behind fifth placed Felipe Massa. While Rosberg is on a roll, a strong result this weekend in Hungary could also help the Williams Toyota team
extend their points advantage over both McLaren Mercedes and Renault.
“We came home from Germany with another strong result with the fourth place," Rosberg began. "It was a bit of a difficult weekend before that though as we struggled with tyre temperatures as it was really quite cold at the Nurburgring. Still, it all came together for us in the end and I'm really happy as I made up a lot of places from my 15th grid position. It’s good to see the team making steady progress with the car and I hope it continues, as it would be great to get on that podium soon.”
The German racer predicts that the FW31 package will be much stronger in Hungary due to the expected higher track temperatures as well as the twisty stop start nature of the 4.381km circuit.
“It’s quite slow and twisty, and is a maximum downforce circuit which should suit our car,” he explained.
“It will definitely be hotter over there than it was in Germany so we can look forward to a bit of an easier weekend when it comes to set-up as we'll be able to get the tyres up to temperature. Traditionally, Williams has always gone well round Budapest and I hope that will be the case this year and we continue our strong form.”
While Rosberg has been racking up the points for the Grove-based outfit, team-mate Kazuki Nakajima is still chasing his first points of the season. "We showed though that the car is quite competitive though and we have enough speed to score points, so hopefully it will happen for us in Hungary," he declared.