Rosberg hopeful ahead of new season

Nico Rosberg is optimistic ahead of the 2007 season and reckons his experience from last year will be a big help for him as he aims to take the Williams team back to the top

Rosberg hopeful ahead of new season

German Rosberg, the son of the 1982 world champion Keke, made an impressive Grand Prix debut last year with the British squad, setting the fastest lap in his first race in Bahrain, where he finished in seventh position after charging from the back of the field.

That was the highlight of his year, however, as Williams struggled during the rest of the season on their way to a disappointing eighth place.

But with a new car powered by Toyota engines and revised hopes, Rosberg is facing 2007 with optimism.

"The experience from last year is going to help me significantly this season," said Rosberg as his team unveiled their new car. "The F1 environment is completely unique and I have learnt how to handle all of its various elements now.

"In the past weeks everyone in the team has been very positive and put great effort into the new car, so I think we can be optimistic about a much improved season ahead of us."

Rosberg, the 2005 GP2 champion, will be partnered at the team by Austrian Alex Wurz.

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