Rosberg: 'I've got the edge over Hamilton now'


Daimler
18 June 2014 by Ryan Wood | M
          

Nico Rosberg believes the advantage now lies with him after his back-to-back pole positions, victory in Monaco and second place to Daniel Ricciardo in Canada.

The German has scored 43 points in the last two races compared to Lewis Hamilton's 18 which is mainly down to reliability problems.

It's given Rosberg a lead in the standings and he now believes he's got the edge over his team-mate heading into the Austrian Grand Prix.

"If your team-mate has three or four wins in a row that's obviously going to strengthen his position," Rosberg told the Press Association. "So it was really important to bring that run to an end because psychology is a big part of sports.

"If you have those results behind you, like I do now, it gives you that little bit extra, that little bit of an edge, so it does help. It's important."

The 28-year-old also stressed the importance of reliability which utlimately cost him a potential victory last time out.

"We've been good with reliability, but we have had a few problems now, so we have to keep on going and make sure it's 100%, but of course it's never easy.

"It sucks because our car is fast enough to win every race, so coming away from Canada without the win was a big disappointment for our team.

"We need to bounce back in Austria and finish one-two in every race given the car we have."

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