Rosberg: Always more to be found
8 April 2014 – Nico Rosberg has said there is more to come from Mercedes as 'you are never at the maximum level of performance' and there is 'always more to be found'. Rosberg's comments come after he set the pace on day one of the post-Bahrain Grand Prix test, concluding proceedings, 0.367 seconds up on his closest rival.
"Our main aim today was to try different directions with set-up and to get to know the tyres a bit better," reflected the current championship leader, who won in Australia and finished second in Malaysia and Bahrain, both times behind team-mate, Lewis Hamilton.
"You never stop learning how to get the best out of the tyres, so it has been a productive day from that perspective," he continued.
"We also did a bit of work on the brakes as this is an area I'm not one hundred percent happy with at the moment. We've had a good few weeks on track but you are never at the maximum level of performance. There is always more to be found and we are constantly pushing to improve the car and also ourselves as drivers," he added.
"Having said that, the team are doing a fantastic job with this car from every perspective. Reliability, car performance, Power Unit performance: it's all there and it's a pleasure to be a part of a team with such positive momentum," he concluded.
Hamilton will now drive the car on the second and final day of the test.