Rosberg: Hamilton one of 'many' rivals

By on Monday, March 9, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg says that he has focused hard on his anticipated re-match with team-mate Lewis Hamilton, but it wary that the pair face competition from rivals.

Hamilton beat Rosberg to the 2014 title as the pair finished comfortably clear of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

Pre-season testing suggests that Mercedes will hold an advantage in 2015 and Rosberg says his target this season is to emerge on top.

"We had a good winter but it's never straightforward," he said. "You always have challenges to overcome and there's nothing for certain, so we have to keep pushing.

"Personally, I have focused on pushing myself even harder for the rematch with Lewis. In the end, it comes down to who can put the best season together overall and I have to make sure it's the other way around this time.

"Having said that, my team-mate is just one of many strong competitors who I have to beat if I want to be World Champion, so I'm just focused on being the absolute best I can be.

I now know the feeling of winning races and I intend to do a lot more of that - but I also know the feeling of not winning in the end and I don't intend to repeat that experience. It's a huge motivation for me and gives me even more determination for 2015."

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