Date: 3rd September 2015 at 10:40am
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Nico Rosberg is aiming to break Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s dominance in qualifying.

Two-time Formula One World Champion and reigning title holder Lewis Hamilton has dominated qualifying in 2015.

From eleven races so far this season the British driver has taken pole position ten times.

The only time Nico Rosberg has taken pole position was at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Hamilton might be targeting a seventh straight pole position, but Rosberg hopes to break that run and improve his chances of closing the gap to his Mercedes team-mate in the battle for the drivers title.

Hamilton currently stands 28-points clear of Rosberg and the German knows he must start beating his team-mate if he is to challenge for the title this season.

‘The race in Spa was definitely disappointing. My start was not good so I need to work on that and also on finding those extra tenths in qualifying to get back on top there,’ Rosberg said to the media ahead of this weekends race.

‘I know I have the car underneath me to get pole and the win every time with this incredible machine the team have built, so nothing less will do. Monza is next and I can’t wait to try out this season’s Silver Arrow there.

‘I’m sure it will suit our car and it’s a circuit I really enjoy, so all the ingredients are there for a strong weekend. I’m sure the Tifosi will want a red car to be on the top step but, whatever the result, you know they will create an unbelievable atmosphere. Standing on the podium last year was a great experience and the target is to be one step higher this time around.’