Rosberg: Mercedes out to make biggest step in Spain
22 April 2014 – Nico Rosberg has said Mercedes will be pushing to extend its advantage when the European season commences next month with the Spanish Grand Prix.
Rosberg had to settle for the runners-up spot again in China last weekend, with team-mate, Lewis Hamilton taking his third win in succession. Despite that, however, Rosberg remains top in the Drivers' Championship, after winning in Australia, the 2014 Formula 1 season opener, where Hamilton retired due to technical problems. Rosberg has four more points than Hamilton and almost double the tally of Fernando Alonso in third.
Meanwhile, Mercedes is way out front in the Constructors', with 154 points, almost three-times that of Red Bull in second.
"Hopefully, [we can do] more than all the other teams; we want to go to Barcelona with the biggest step, that's our ambition," Rosberg told reporters in Shanghai on Sunday after round four in the 2014 F1 World Championship.
"Barcelona is a chance for us to extend the advantage that we have and that's the approach that we have going to Barcelona, 100 percent."