Formula One Nico Rosberg looking for positive end to emotional week

Nico Rosberg vows to race hard at the Hungarian Grand Prix as Formula One returns to action following the death of Jules Bianchi.

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Nico Rosberg looking for positive end to emotional week

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Nico Rosberg hopes to end an emotional week with a hard-fought victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix to honour the memory of former Marussia driver Jules Bianchi.

Bianchi died on Saturday, nine months after suffering a diffuse axonal injury in a crash at last year's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, and Rosberg was one of several Formula One stars present at the Frenchman's funeral on Tuesday.

A minute's silence will be held before the race at the Hungaroring, and Rosberg hopes the on-track action will lift the sombre mood hanging over F1.

"It has been a very emotional week," Rosberg told Mercedes' official website.

"The drivers paid our final respects to Jules and said farewell. He was a very talented driver and a good guy. My thoughts in these days are with his family and close friends.

"Everyone will be sharing the same feelings in the paddock this week, but we must race on and race hard for Jules - as he would have wanted to be doing himself.

"[Hungary]'s the final race before the team gets a well-earned break and I'll be pushing as always to give everyone something positive to take into their holidays."

Rosberg trails Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 17 points heading into the 10th race of the 2015 season.

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