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Thursday press conference - Bahrain GP - Pt.2

Nico, now that you've tasted the taste of success, do you think it's going to be harder for you to cope if you're not racing… if you're not fighting for the win at every race?

Nico Rosberg:
Niki Lauda said right after the race, 'Nico, believe me, the first win is by the far the most difficult and after that it becomes much easier.' So I'll go for that, he should know.

Heikki Kovalainen:
I got a message from Bernie (Ecclestone) after the first race (win) which said that 'now it's downhill', so there's also that option.

Q: (Alex Popov – RTR).
Nico, after qualifying in Shanghai you explained the huge gap of half a second by the drop in temperature by a few degrees, that you had changed the set-up between Q2 and Q3 etc, etc, but in the race itself, after the first ten laps, the gap was five seconds, so it never reached the same half a second, so how do you explain that? Was that you?

Nico Rosberg:
No, definitely not. It was just that everything came together. I was on top of my game for the weekend in qualifying and the race, but also the set-up – the car was working very well still, I think, in qualifying. Even in Shanghai, we were stronger eventually in the race but of course it was enough to win by some margin. All in all, it was a really strong weekend.

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