NEWS IN BRIEF

Trulli waits for Chinese GP with great optimism:
"I am really optimistic about the Chinese Grand Prix because we have started the season very strongly. China is one of those circuits where I have never had much luck and it was the same last year when I was hit from behind at the first corner, so I'm determined to have a better weekend this time."

BMW Sauber is hoping to introduce a lightweight version of its F1.09 for the Spanish Grand Prix in a bid to boost Robert Kubica's chances of using KERS. Kubica say: "We are aiming to prepare the cars for KERS. That includes development on the KERS side as well as the car side. The issue is weight and the lack of ballast then to properly balance the car. It is not the KERS that causes the problem and we are working on that. My view is that in the course of the season you will need KERS to be up front - not just on the grid, but also in the race."

Rosberg say Will be in Top 8 in China:
"Shanghai's a driver's track. There's a great mix of corners and then there are those two long straights so plenty of overtaking opportunities around the lap which will be good for the racing. Sepang showed that the team seem to have fixed the problem we had last year on these types of circuits so it's now looking like we have consistency. I'm confident that we'll have another competitive weekend in China. Top eight for sure."