Jul 29, 2016

    Rosberg can retake lead at home race


    NICO Rosberg can banish the disappointment of losing to Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton

    in Hungary last weekend

    by winning in Germany

    on Sunday and taking back the overall points lead.

    The German, who had

    a 43-point lead after the Spanish Grand Prix in May, is now six points behind triple world champion Hamilton at the halfway point of the season

    after the Briton took

    his fifth win in six races.

    Rosberg and Hamilton have both won once before at the 4.5km Hockenheim track, a home race for Mercedes as well as Rosberg. It was last on the calendar in 2014 and has alternated in the recent past with Nuerburgring.

    Rosberg won from pole that time and a repeat would put him back in front and give him a psychological edge as the sport heads into the long August break.

    But Hamilton, who took a sensational win in front

    of his home fans two races ago in Silverstone, will

    want to deny Rosberg

    that same satisfaction.