Rosberg glad Mercedes not complacent

By on Saturday, March 19, 2016
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg says Mercedes' pace during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix proves the outfit has not become complacent, despite two years of dominance in the sport.

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position, the 37th for Mercedes in 39 races since the start of 2014, with Rosberg completing an all-Mercedes front row.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third fastest, over eight-tenths behind reigning champion Hamilton.

"The last lap was good in Q3, but Lewis did a better job," he said.

"It’s very early days, so let’s be careful, but this weekend we seem to be the quickest out there, by a good margin. It’s amazing to see that.

"The risk when you’re dominating is that you start to become complacent. But it seems that we’re able to push through, which is really awesome.

"Of course, I’m not happy with second place, but there are still a lot of opportunities tomorrow."


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