We can still improve a lot, warns Rosberg
16 March 2014 – Nico Rosberg has warned that Mercedes "can still improve a lot" after winning the Australian Grand Prix by more than 20 seconds.
The Mercedes driver, who surged into the lead from the second row, faced no competition during the race, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren's Kevin Magnussen distant in second and third.
"It's been an amazing day. I'm over the moon," said Rosberg, who took the 100th Mercedes-powered Formula 1 victory. "Everyone has worked so hard. I'm really thankful to Mercedes for giving me such an amazing car.
"[But] there is a lot of work to do [as the season develops]. We can still improve a lot and we must because the competitors will not be asleep."
It was a different picture on the other side of the Mercedes garage, with Lewis Hamilton retiring after three laps.
"I was driving on five cylinders – a bit unfortunate but that's racing," Hamilton explained to reporters.
"We have great pace and Nico's doing a great job," he added, before Rosberg took the victory.