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Formula One: Mercedes form underlined again by Rosberg in Bahrain

Published on Feb 23, 2014 6:32 AM
Mercedes' German Nico Rosberg waves during the Formula One pre-season test days at Jerez racetrack in Jerez on Jan 31, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MANAMA (AFP) - Germany's Nico Rosberg registered the fastest time in his Mercedes in Saturday's pre-season testing session at Bahrain's Sakhir circuit as world champions Red Bull endured another frustrating day.

Rosberg managed to go a second faster than his teammate Lewis Hamilton a day earlier, outpacing Jenson Button's Mclaren and Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari at the end of an encouraging week for Mercedes.

"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," Rosberg told the sport's official website,

After a late crash which brought his day to a premature end Raikkonen, said: "Hitting the barrier? I spun on the kerb at the exit of turn 4, these things can happen.

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