Nico Rosberg says he expects a more stable competitive order to emerge at the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend.

Mercedes has been the class of the field so far in 2014 with Rosberg winning in Australia before team-mate Lewis Hamilton took three consecutive victories in Malaysia, Bahrain and China. However, behind them there have been fluctuations in form with McLaren, Red Bull, Force India and Ferrari all taking turns on the podium.

Rosberg believes the improvements made by various teams during the three-week break between races could mix the field up slightly, but expects the order seen in Barcelona to be a sign of things to come for the remainder of the season.

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"The Spanish Grand Prix is the first race of the season on European soil after four exciting races at various circuits overseas," Rosberg said. "This is where the next phase of the season begins and there is probably no other track in the world that I know as well as the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

"I also have some good memories of race weekends in Barcelona. Last year, for example, I started from pole position so I'm looking forward to going back there again and maybe repeating that particular feat.

"It's also only now that we can slowly begin to get an idea of how the different cars stack up in terms of performance. Each team will have been pushing hard during the break since the last race to find some extra performance from new parts. So it will certainly be an interesting weekend and hopefully an exciting one for the fans too."