Rosberg: It’s possible it will be a bit more difficult here in Bahrain 20 April, 2012 Nico Rosberg in the cockpit of his Mercedes AMG W03 in the Bahrain pit garage Apr.20 (F1 Media) Chinese Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg say’s he and his Mercedes team are unsure of their competitiveness in Bahrain. Nico speaks to media at Sakhir Rosberg’s record in Bahrain is excellent, with a podium finish in F3, two victories in GP2 and fastest lap and a points finish on his grand prix debut. “This is a track I really enjoy, I’ve had some very good memories here but again it’s just difficult to know where we’re going to be exactly,” he said, speaking in the FIA Thursday press conference. “In Shanghai of course we did very well but previously we had a few issues in the races, so it’s possible it’s going to be a bit more difficult here.” While there has been suggestions that the Mercedes victory in Shanghai was aided by unusually cool track temperatures, Rosberg argued that his team had been making genuine improvements in the first month of the 2012 F1 season. “The engineers and everybody have really been making some good progress on the car, setup-wise, so we’re learning very quickly. It wasn’t a coincidence that we were fast in Shanghai. No, we did a good job and got the best out of it – but the situation could be different here with the temperatures and that might prove a little bit more of a challenge.” While Rosberg was happy to take some of the credit for his win in China, he rejected the notion that he, rather than the car, was responsible for the victory. “Definitely not,” he said. “It was just that everything came together: I was on top of my game for the weekend in qualifying and the race, but also the set-up – the car was working very well. It was enough to win by some margin. All in all, it was a really strong weekend.” Subbed by AJN. Related NewsRosberg to clear air with Hamilton over on track limits before Chinese Grand PrixMercedes secret is in the ingenious packaging of the V6 turbo Power UnitLowe: It was not team orders, I just wanted to remind them to give each other spaceHamilton: Me and Nico haven’t had a race like that since back in our karting daysMercedes: It has been a fantastic weekend for the team from start to finishRosberg trumping Hamilton further stokes the rivalry within MercedesMercedes: We are fortunate to have two drivers at the top of their gameRosberg driving with toe injury in BahrainRosberg reprimanded for dangerous FP2 incident with PerezMercedes: The car looked competitive and reliable stefano he got lucky button fumbled on the last pitstop. that’s it. Firoze Reply to stefano: I am a McLaren fan. I do not think you are correct. Even if Button was released Rosberg would have won as he was too far ahead, visz963 Agreed. It is likely that he was not even pushing 100% with such a lead.