Nico Rosberg
Apr 17

I learned from Bahrain battle, says Rosberg

It may have been a close battle up front but, ultimately, Rosberg came up short in the 2014 Bahrain GP. (Photo: Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic)

It may have been a close battle up front but, ultimately, Rosberg came up short in the 2014 Bahrain GP. (Photo: Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg says he’s learned lessons from the Bahrain GP, where he fought closely with team mate Lewis Hamilton, but ultimately lost out in their wheel-to-wheel fight.

“I’ve reviewed Bahrain, and just tried to learn from it, picked out the good things from it, what can I do better,” said Rosberg. “The key lesson from Bahrain – for sure I learned about battling, definitely a lot about that, because it’s not so common, to have many corner battles and things like that. That was very good experience, I definitely picked up many things there.”

Apr 8

Rosberg on top as testing gets underway in Bahrain

Nico Rosberg topped the opening day of testing at Bahrain just two days after his second place finish here. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg topped the opening day of testing at Bahrain just two days after his second place finish here. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

After a break of just one day the Formula 1 teams were back in action in Bahrain for the start of the first of four two-day in-season tests.

All the teams ran their regular race drivers today with the exceptions of Sauber, who used Sergey Sirotkin, and Caterham, who ran Robin Frijns. All teams have to devote one of their eight days to Pirelli, and today it was the turn of Caterham. For everyone else it was a valuable chance to catch their breath between races, try new parts, and work on setups.

Apr 8

Lauda and Lowe delighted to silence rule critics

Hamilton and Rosberg battled for the lead throughout most of the 2014 Bahrain GP. (Photo: Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

Hamilton and Rosberg battled for the lead throughout most of the 2014 Bahrain GP. (Photo: Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

Mercedes F1 bosses Niki Lauda and Paddy Lowe were both delighted that the exciting Bahrain GP went some way to silence critics of the 2014 rules.

Bernie Ecclestone and Ferrari chief Luca Di Montezomolo had both been critical of the new power units in the hours before the race.

Apr 6

Bahrain Grand Prix Notebook: Mercedes Sweeps Weekend

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg celebrate with their team after finishing one-two in the Bahrain GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg celebrate with their team after finishing one-two in the Bahrain GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hamilton Savors Fabulous Bahrain GP Win

Lewis Hamilton called his brilliant Bahrain GP win one of the best of his career after he just managed to outfox teammate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton snuck past the pole man at the start, and survived a series of attacks from Rosberg, who was handed a second chance when the safety car cut the gap before the final sprint to the flag.

Apr 6

F1: Hamilton Edges Rosberg To Win Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton held off teammate Nico Rosberg to win the Bahrain Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton held off teammate Nico Rosberg to win the Bahrain Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory by just one second at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

The two Mercedes were predictably in a different league to their rivals and recorded their second one-two finish in eight days after Hamilton’s victory last weekend in Malaysia.

With no team orders, the two were allowed to race for the lead and there were several close calls when the pair came inches away from colliding, providing a thrilling spectacle under the lights at the Bahrain International Circuit.