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Rosberg: Ferrari have yet to show true pace

Rosberg: Ferrari have yet to show true pace

Championship leader Nico Rosberg says that, their nearest title rival Ferrari have yet to show true pace, after the German secured his second victory of the season last Sunday at Bahrain.

“We know Ferrari are super close. We saw it in qualifying and we need to keep pushing,” said Rosberg.

“They haven’t shown what they are able to do yet in these first two races. They’ve had so many mishaps that have cost them dearly, so we haven’t seen the real Ferrari yet. We need to be careful as they are coming at us strong,” he added.

While the defending world champion Mercedes have won the last eight races, and Rosberg five in a row, there was evidence to suggest Ferrari have closed the gap and could have won in Australia and Bahrain.

“It’s clear we would have seen a different race if Sebastian had not been forced to retire before the start,” commented Mercedes motorsport director Toto Wolff.

Ferrari F1 team principal Maurizio Arrivabene felt Raikkonen could have won with a better start even though Rosberg, now 17 points clear of Hamilton and 32 ahead of Raikkonen, controlled the pace from the front all evening.

“Kimi had a bit of a problem at the start and I think that penalized him quite a lot…maybe he compromised the victory of the race,” said the Italian.

“The way that Kimi drove during the race was spectacular, absolutely spectacular.”

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