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Rosberg: No number 1 or number 2 at Mercedes

Moving rapidly along, then... As for this week's race in Shanghai, Rosberg said that things had got off to a good start on Friday in China.

"It was good to be back on the track here in Shanghai where I have experienced some really good moments in my career," referring not least to his maiden GP win here in 2012. "The morning session went swimmingly, there was a little hiccup in the afternoon, but overall a promising start into the weekend.

"I felt very comfortable in the car and it was a productive day for us, we definitely learnt a lot. We looked good on one lap, but there is some work still to do on the longer runs," he added. "Tyre degradation was particularly high on the option tyre out there today, so we need to analyse this and decide what is best to do in the race."

So did Rosberg think he could claim a second consecutive win here?

"I'm a race driver and not a fortune teller!" he laughed. "What I can do is to look at the indicators: we had a constantly fast and good car at the first two races so the odds are good that we can keep that level here and next week in Bahrain.

"Definitely thumbs up," he added.



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Chimp Handler - Unregistered

April 12, 2013 4:02 PM

"When Nicos won a world Championship and has multiple race wins like Lewis maybe then he can be treated equally" Chicken or the egg... do you really think he will have a shot at a WDC if he stays with merc and plays 2nd fiddle?



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