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Mercedes GP Target Podiums in 2011

Speaking at the launch of the Mercedes GP W02 on Tuesday morning, both Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg spoke of their podium hopes for the season ahead. Rosberg, who achieved the team's three podium finishes in 2010 said: "I am very much looking forward to having a much stronger season than last year and as always, our targets are aggressive. We want to be competing at the front and challenging for race wins. Everyone at our factories in Brackley and Brixworth has worked extremely hard on the new Silver Arrow and we are all looking forward to seeing how it performs." Meanwhile, fellow German and seven times world champion, Michael Schumacher added: "I very much look forward to the new season. We have said it several times already but again, we are really building up to something big together. I am very confident that this season we will be standing on the podium much more regularly; ideally in the middle!" Team boss, Ross Brawn also added that it is important to the team that they make a strong start to the season. "We want to be setting the standard right from the start but if we are not, we will respond very strongly to get ourselves into the game. Everyone is excitedly waiting to see what the new season will reveal. With a good technical structure and a strengthened race engineering organisation, both at the factory and the race track, I am confident that we have done and will continue to do a better job this year in all key areas."

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