Hamil­ton not flus­tered by Ros­berg’s win­ning flush

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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.”

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