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Hamilton must need to improve getaway

Hamilton must need to improve getaway

Nico Rosberg took an easy fifth straight win in Sunday at Bahrain Grand Prix, get advantages largely from a perfect start.

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton must need a better getaway, the Brit also involved in a turn-one collision following another slow getaway.

Following the race Hamilton says he has no concerns about Mercedes teammate Rosberg’s five-race winning streak or his own poor starts this season.

“This is a psychological game, for sure,” Hamilton told reporters after finishing third in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix despite starting on pole position for the second race in a row.

“It is a battle. I guess with age and experience, I’m in the most solid place I’ve ever been psychologically. There’s very little if anything that can penetrate that … there’s a long way to go.”

Rosberg has now won the first two races of the 2016 season following the closing 2015 with three victories in a row after Hamilton secured his third title in Texas last October.

“What a great start to the season … Now I look forward to China, where I won my first ever Grand Prix, so I have plenty of positive energy heading there,” the German told reporters.

“Leading into Turn One was a relief, to be honest, as I could see in my mirrors that it was very busy behind me. But from then on I was able to control the pace and take the win,” Rosberg said.

Hamilton agreed: “If you start on pole and go backwards it quickly becomes a domino effect. It’s so easy to get clipped from there and unfortunately that’s what happened at Turn One.”

Hamilton was confident the start problems would be resolved for the next race and played down any psychological advantage Rosberg might be building.

“I couldn’t care less if he’s won the last five,” he said.

“It’s the last two. Only two in the season so it doesn’t count, the last five. If you win consecutively in the season that’s something. But five over two seasons, for me that doesn’t psychologically mean anything.

“I feel really positive generally, even though we have lost the first two races … I’ve had two poles and we are going to get more. There’s no real flaws in our procedure and how we are working. It will start getting better.”

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