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F1 Malaysian GP: Rosberg keeping an eye on Red Bull in Malaysia

Nico Rosberg is happy with Mercedes' performance in free practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix but identifies Red Bull as a possible threat.
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Nico Rosberg says Red Bull's 'very strong long run' pace has caught Mercedes by surprise following free practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix though the championship leader is otherwise pleased with his early form.

With six rounds of the season to go, Rosberg comes into Sepang weekend as the new F1 title leader following three wins on the trot, eight points clear of Lewis Hamilton.

Yet to win in Malaysia, Rosberg trailed Hamilton by two tenths after FP2 but was pleased with his pace around the resurfaced circuit, even if he says Red Bull caught his eye with its pace over long runs.

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“They've done a good job with the new asphalt, it feels nice to drive out there but the track is totally different,” he said. “All of us had to adapt today, our car was going very well, Red Bull had a very strong long run so we need to be a bit careful, but it was a good start to the weekend.”

“It's a good start to the weekend, interesting out there because they re-did the track surface and that changes everything massively. The best was the last corner I found, because it's very strange to put camber in the wrong direction, so it's up on the inside and down on the outside which pushes you towards the outside of the corner.

“It was not easy to find the right line through there. Eventually it's like the middle of the track, nobody's trying to go on the inside because there's more grip in the middle

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