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Important to break Hamilton's momentum - Rosberg

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Nico Rosberg said it was important to break team-mate Lewis Hamilton's momentum with victory at the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend.

The win returned Rosberg to the top of the championship after four consecutive second place finishes to Hamilton at previous four races. However, Rosberg is expecting the battle to get even tighter as the season progresses.

"Lewis drove really, really well and pushed me massively hard but I kept it cool and was able to take the win," he said. "He has been on top of his game so it was important for me to break his momentum last weekend. I now have the lead again in the World Championship which is great. But it's still very early days and it's going to continue to be an extremely tight battle between us this year."

Rosberg said he is aiming for victory again in Canada next weekend.

"From Monaco, we head across the Big Pond to Canada. Montreal is one of my favourite venues. It's a beautiful but also crazy city where there is always a lot happening: particularly in the evenings... it's a great place to celebrate a good result, shall we say! That's what I'll be aiming for again this weekend."

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