The Mercedes GP Petronas team is all set for Monaco. The sixth round is one of the greatest highlights of any Formula One season, pulling hundreds of crowds into the streets of Monte Carlo where Mercedes-Benz engines rule. Yes, out of the twelve cars that won on this circuit, seven of them were powered by Mercedes-Benz. And three of those twelve were the latest victors.
The key players have their own opinions when it comes to Monaco. Most joyful is Nico Rosberg who was born and raised in the country. Despite an upsetting race in Barcelona, Nico hopes the warm atmosphere of his home and the cheer of his family, friends and countrymen will re-energize him and bring about a more positive outcome in Monte Carlo.
Michael Schumacher shares Rosberg’s enthusiasm for Monaco. After getting much better results in Spain, Schumi is all charged up to work even harder with engineers in bringing his car into fighting form. He admits there’s still a lot of work to be done but is extremely confident to take on the challenge.
For team boss Ross Brawn and technical director Norbert Haug, meanwhile, Monaco presents the greatest need for driver performance more than engineering marvel. Monte Carlo’s low speed corners demand outstanding car control that only Michael and Nico are capable of delivering.