Rosberg 'over' 2014 title defeat

By on Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Nico Rosberg says it took him only a few days to come to terms with losing out on the 2014 world title to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg led the championship for much of the campaign and headed into the final round of the year with a shot at the crown but ultimately had to play second fiddle to Hamilton, who claimed 11 wins to Rosberg's five.

"Thankfully it goes pretty quickly, when there is success or not success, it takes a few days and I get over it," Rosberg told Sky Sports.

"In this case that was great, when it is successful it is not so great as you want to enjoy the moment longer, but it is quite short lived always."

Rosberg heads into the upcoming campaign, which begins with testing at Jerez next Sunday (1 February), expecting another battle with Hamilton but is wary that he has to improve on his own performances while keeping an eye on Mercedes' rivals.

"The biggest challenge first of all is to be my best – that is the first and most important challenge for me – and to be better than ever," said Rosberg.

"Then the second challenge is going to be first of all trying to beat Lewis and then further more trying to beat all the other teams – we have no idea where we stand so we need to wait and see where we are. Of course we had very strong base last year so the chances are good, but we don’t know."

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