Nico Rosberg admits he couldn't find a way of matching Lewis Hamilton's one-lap pace during practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was a little over 0.1s clear of his team-mate in both practice sessions - topping the timesheets in FP2 - as Mercedes again looked fastest. While Rosberg conceded the gap was one he hadn't been able to bridge on Friday, he believes a thorough analysis of the day will allow him to find the time come qualifying.

"Just one tenth that Lewis was quicker more or less all day," Rosberg said. "I couldn't make that up. In the long run I was looking good, but on one lap I'm just missing one tenth at the moment so I'm going to do a lot of digging on the computer this evening and it's still early days so hopefully I will find it."

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Asked if he could be on pole position on Saturday, Rosberg replied: "It's possible with the car I have, definitely, yes."

While Rosberg had previously cited braking as an area where he can improve, he feels he's lucked in to some progress in Canada.

"We started off poorly this morning; we tried something creative and it didn't work. To be honest I was more comfortable this afternoon than I have been recently, which is very surprising on a track like this. I don't really understand why, so it's a bit better which is really a positive."

With the close walls of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve making the track a real challenge, Rosberg said it was no harder with the new cars but still as tricky as ever.

"No, not so much. It's pretty much as always on this track and it's really a tough track. All these kerbs and chicanes, to get them right is a bit of a mission but it's cool. It's a great track."