Rosberg: Main rivals a little closer to us
22 May 2014 – Although confident of another successful weekend, Nico Rosberg has admitted that Mercedes's main rivals appear to be closer in Monaco.
Rosberg finished second to team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Thursday's opening 90-minute session, which turned out to be the only fully dry outing.
The German classified 20th in the afternoon session, topped by Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, but failed to set a representative time amid yellow flags and traffic.
"That was a very good day. It seems that we are looking very quick here again, although our main competitors seems to be a little closer to us than in Barcelona," Rosberg explained after stepping out of the car.
"I still need to find my perfect set-up so there is some work for us to do to get ready for the weekend. The conditions weren't great this afternoon so I didn't take any risks as there was nothing to learn on the wet parts of the track."