KUALA LUMPUR – Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One (F1) Team driver, Nico Rosberg has expressed his support for Malaysia to continue hosting the F1 race at Sepang International Circuit (SIC) next season.
The SIC is engaged in talks with Formula One Management (FIM) for an exension of Malaysia’s F1 contract, the outcome of which is expected to be known by March 29.
“Sepang is a very special place for the Petronas team. Its an important (venue) for me as I had several podium finishes there. I hope that we can come back for many more years,” he told reporters after attending a promotional programme here today.
German-born Rosberg described the Sepang circuit as “fantastic” with big crowds in attendance when the F1 was taking place.
He expressed confidence that he and team mate Lewis Hamilton would continue to lead the race at Sepang Circuit at the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix next weekend.
Hamilton won the 2015 Australian Grand Prix with Rosberg finishing second while Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel settled for third position.
On his expectations of the race day next weekend, Rosberg said he hopes for a wet track as such a condition would make the event more exciting.
“We always expect rain to help overcome the difficulties. This year it was a good start for our team in Melbourne (Australia). We have the best car and the best team. I’m very confindent that we’ll dominate again.”- BERNAMA