Rosberg keen to make more chances for himself

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Nico Rosberg says he needs to make more chances for himself to take points off Lewis Hamilton in the title race.

Hamilton endured a difficult Hungarian Grand Prix and Rosberg was set to gain significantly on his team-mate until a collision with Daniel Ricciardo in the closing laps dropped him down to eighth place. Now 21 points behind Hamilton in the standings having lost four points in Budapest, Rosberg says he needs to make more opportunities for himself rather than waiting for his team-mate to have a bad race.

"The summer break is a great chance for the team to recharge after a tough start to the year and they definitely deserve it for all the hard work in making the incredible car we've had so far this season," Rosberg said. "But for me, personally, it's time I'd rather be spending in the car! Hungary was a big disappointment and I've been itching to get back to racing ever since.

"When you're in such a close battle for the Championship, any opportunity to gain points is crucial and it's up to me to take those chances - but also to make them for myself. That's definitely the target for the second half of the year. We're only halfway through the season, so it's all still to play for."

In 2014, Hamilton and Rosberg collided early in the Belgian Grand Prix, with Hamilton eventually retiring from the race and claiming his team-mate hit him deliberately.

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