Rosberg hails 'fantastic' Mercedes

By on Sunday, February 1, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg heaped praise on his Mercedes team after he racked up 157 laps on the first day of testing at Jerez.

Rosberg, who finished runner-up in last year's championship, set the third fastest time at the Spanish track as he put the W06 Hybrid through its paces.

"That was a great start to the winter testing," he said. "In the beginning it's all about reliability and we managed to do a lot of mileage today.

"The guys in the factories built a complete new car and now we come here and it's working great, so the team did a fantastic job over the winter.

"I was able to do some good long runs on the first day and that's really amazing. We have such a great team and this is what makes me really happy.

"As a driver, you always want to find out how quick you are compared to the others - but that will have to wait until qualifying in Melbourne. The next testing days are all about making sure we know the car inside out and we've made a good start with that today."

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