Nico Rosberg wants a win in China

Rosberg currently sits in third place in the championship, 10 points behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton, but is hoping to kick start his season, three years after he claimed his maiden victory in the sport in China

“The last race weekend was not great for me,” Rosberg admitted. “I didn’t get my lap together in qualifying, then losing time in the pits made it a tough race to fight back and try to catch Lewis.

“We’ve definitely learned some lessons and it’s time to take that to the track in China. Shanghai is a great circuit for me. It’s where I got my first pole and my first win back in 2012.

“It’s not been a perfect start to my sixth year with the team and I’m determined to turn that around this weekend.

“Of course, my team-mate will have other ideas – and so will my compatriot in the red car, I’m sure. But this is a track that has always suited me well, so I’m aiming to put in a strong weekend.”