Championship leader Nico Rosberg says that the return of the Austrian Grand Prix to Formula 1 means that everyone will be ‘starting from scratch’ at next weekend’s event.
Rosberg, who holds a 22 point lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, has never raced a Formula 1 car around the Red Bull Ring and believes that it’ll be an interesting weekend for the sport.
“[It’s] a chance to get back to our winning form once again,” he said of Austria’s return to the calendar.
“Although I’ve driven the circuit before, that was more than ten years ago in F3: back when it was still called the A1 Ring! Of course, it will be very different in a Turbocharged, V6 Hybrid Formula One car, so it’s basically like starting from scratch for everyone on the grid. Personally, I love that kind of challenge, so I’m excited to get back in the car and go for another top result.”