Nico Rosberg studied 2014 Bahrain GP F1 defeat to Lewis Hamilton

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Nico Rosberg has tried to learn from his battle with Lewis Hamilton in last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix by watching it again ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 race.

The battle between the Mercedes team-mates in 2014 ignited in Bahrain last year, with Hamilton coming out on top after a feisty on-track scrap with Rosberg.

Rosberg was frustrated to lose out in that fight at a track that he believes suits him, and he said he has done all he can to put that right.

When asked if he has an advantage over Hamilton in Bahrain – where he scored points on his debut in 2006 and set fastest lap – Rosberg said: “Do I think so? Yes.

“But I also thought that at the last two races. I’m here to make it happen.

“I’ve looked at the videos again from last year because I need to improve in battle.

“There are things I could have done differently last year to win that race, so I’m looking at that and I hope to follow it up well.”

Rosberg denied that he feels under more pressure to turn things around against Hamilton following his team-mate’s strong start to the season, with the reigning champion taking two wins so far and leading the championship.

“It was already important [to turn things around] in Malaysia and that was two races ago,” said Rosberg.

“It doesn’t change. Every race is important. He’s 17 points ahead, that’s a fact.

“I need to try to get points back as soon as possible – it’s not more important here or whatever.”

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS AFTER THREE RACES:

Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 68
2 Sebastian Vettel 55
3 Nico Rosberg 51
4 Felipe Massa 30
5 Kimi Raikkonen 24

Source: http://www.autosport.com/

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