NOVEMBER 3, 2016
Rosberg should target win, title in Brazil says Berger
Two former grand prix winners are tipping Nico Rosberg to wrap up his first world championship next weekend in Brazil.
Although his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton has won the last two races, Gerhard Berger thinks Rosberg was simply driving tactically in Austin and Mexico to protect his big points lead.
"I believe Nico didn't want to risk anything in Mexico and was avoiding danger," the Austrian, who earlier this year helped German Rosberg negotiate his new contract, told Germany's Sport Bild.
"But now he can decide everything with a victory. If it was me, I would try to put it in the bag in Brazil.
"This will mean driving aggressively against Hamilton, who has more to lose from now on," Berger added.
1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve also thinks Rosberg should come out fighting in Brazil, the penultimate race of the 2016 season before the Abu Dhabi finale.
"Nico needs to be on pole and win the start," said the French Canadian.
"And he needs to use Hamilton's statistics in Brazil against him, because he has never been able to win there."