Mercedes-AMG Petronas Team Previews the 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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The 17th race of the 2013 Formula One Championship will take place on the distinctively-designed Yas Marina circuit, of Abu Dhabi, on October 3.
The 5.554 km (3.451 miles) long track is known for its impressive architecture and the fact that it hosts the only twilight race of the season, with drivers starting during the daytime and finishing after sunset.

Nico Rosberg: “The Abu Dhabi weekend is a real favorite of mine and it’s a great event for the fans, our partners and the team. It’s also very unique as a twilight race and working on a different timetable makes a nice change from the usual race weekend. On the track, we will be looking to continue the pace and performance of the car that we saw in India and hopefully the result. It was a really positive weekend for me and I’m pleased that the team now has renewed momentum in our fight for second place.”

Lewis Hamilton: “The race in Abu Dhabi is always a fun weekend and one which I really enjoy. The circuit and the whole Yas Marina complex are so impressive and racing from the sunshine into the twilight is quite special. With three races left of the season, we are still pushing and there is a lot that our team can achieve in that period. It’s all about consistency now and making sure that both Nico and I score good points so that we can keep the other teams behind us. We’re up for the challenge!”

The race on Sunday should be rather interesting for the three-pointed star drivers, especially since they are now back in seconds place in the Constructors Championship, behind Red Bull and in front of Ferrari.
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