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Rosberg hits reset button

Nico Rosberg is hitting the reset button ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, with the German attempting to forget recent results.

The most notable result is always the last one and considering all of the post-race accusations from Rosberg thrown at Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton he is better off trying to put that saga behind him.

It wasn't Rosberg's finest hour.

But the current situation for Rosberg is one born of frustration.

On the track, Rosberg has beaten Hamilton just once in twelve races that both have finished.

Not since the German Grand Prix in July 2014 has Rosberg beaten Hamilton in a race and even on that occasion due to a qualifying crash because of a brake failure Hamilton started the race last, with Rosberg on pole.

Since then Hamilton has won eight of the last ten races, with Rosberg winning once.

That run of form has seen Lewis Hamilton clinch the 2014 Formula One World Championship from Rosberg, recovering from a 29 points deficit, to leading the 2015 Formula One World Championship, with Rosberg after three races 17 points adrift of Hamilton and 4 points behind the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.

It's a run of form which has Rosberg notably rattled, but this weekend he hopes to begin from a clean slate.

“It is quite simple in my mind at the moment. I really have put Shanghai behind and whatever was before that and I am just going to Bahrain with a clean sheet and all the opportunities,”

'I need to try and turn it around, of course I said that two races ago and didn’t manage that yet and Bahrain is another opportunity.”
Rosberg told Sky Sports.

'I am a better driver than last year definitely – unfortunately it seems that Lewis as well is a better driver, that is not ideal.

“It is difficult to say who is at their peak when, of course Lewis is a great driver, one of the best on the grid and a very tough opponent which is an awesome challenge for me. That is what I love about the sport, these sort of challenges to really go up against it and try to extract 110 per cent.”








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Date:Thursday April 16 2015

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