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Nico Rosberg Tops All Bahrain Time Sheets in Final Testing Day

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The second pre-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit was concluded yesterday by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team, with Nico Rosberg topping the time sheets in the F1 W05 single-seater.
Rosberg's 1:33.283 lap time was not only the fastest from yesterday but it was also the fastest lap of the entire four-day testing session.

The F1 W05 proved to be somewhat reliable as well during yesterday's session, with only one technical problem, but nothing too hard to overcome by Mercedes-AMG Petronas engineers.

Nico Rosberg: “We can be very pleased with the first test in Bahrain this week. We completed a lot of mileage and learnt more about the car with every lap we achieved. This morning we were able to try some qualifying practice runs which felt good, meaning I could attack the lap a bit as I found a good balance. Later in the day we did a race simulation, which was crucial to learn all the new things in the car.

There was a lot of feedback from the engineers, so my head was full of information! We suffered with an issue at the end of the day which ended our program slightly early. There is still some way to go for us to manage the reliability before Melbourne as this will play a huge factor in the early races, but we’re hopeful that we can make another step towards achieving this next week.”

The final pre-season test will continue in Bahrain next week, beginning on February 27, when the Germans hope to improve their season start reliability issues, as the performance is clearly there.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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