Hamilton not flustered by Rosberg’s winning flush
Lewis Hamilton insists he isn’t feeling the pressure of the title chase, despite being again beaten by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in Bahrain.
Rosberg’s win marks his fifth straight victory over Hamilton, following on from the German’s hat-trick at the end of the 2015 campaign after Hamilton had already sealed his third world title.
Rosberg’s second win this year means he holds a 17-point lead over Hamilton, who finished third after a first-corner clash at Sakhir.
When asked if he was concerned over Rosberg’s form, Hamilton told reporters: “To be honest I’m just really chilled about it all. I couldn’t care less if Nico won the last five – it’s the last two anyway as there’s only been two races this season, so the win streak doesn’t count. You win consecutively in a season. Five over two seasons doesn’t psychologically mean anything to me.
“I feel positive enough even though I’ve lost the first two races. We have two poles and there are no real flaws in our procedure. It will start getting better.”