Rosberg confident Mercedes can extend advantage

Wednesday 23rd April 2014, 16:43 by TF1T Staff 

Daimler

Nico Rosberg heads to the Spanish Grand Prix in two weeks time knowing he has the fastest car on the grid, but with the return to Europe comes major upgrades and the threat of a change to the order.

The German though is confident Mercedes can take another step forward over its rivals to extend its already massive advantage which has seen it win all four races this year so far.

"We want to go to Barcelona with the biggest step, that's our ambition," said Rosberg. "Barcelona is a chance for us to extend the advantage that we have and that's the approach that we have going to Barcelona, 100%."

The 28-year-old suffered his worst qualifying performance of 2014 last week in China, taking fourth whilst team-mate and eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton secured pole.

Rosberg though aims to take the fight to Hamilton after a weekend of damage limitation which saw him secure his third-consecutive second place.

"To finish second in the end, on a weekend of damage limitation, is great," he added. "I collected some important points again, which makes me happy.

"It's great to go back to Europe with the lead in the Championship. In Barcelona, the aim will be to have a normal weekend and be back in first place."

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