Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany smiles during a news conference at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit, in Sakhir, Bahrain, Thursday, March 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Nico Rosberg compared himself to English premier league leaders Leicester City Thursday when asked to reflect on his winning start to the F1 season.The 30-year-old German driver, who beat his Mercedes team-mate and defending three time world champion Lewis Hamilton in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, said he wanted to be a dark horse in the title race. Earlier, Rosberg dismissed the statistical boost he gained by winning his fourth successive race and said he is prepared for another close scrap with British team-mate Hamilton this weekend.Rosberg, who took advantage of a poor start from pole position by the defending champion in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, said he felt satisfied with his efforts in Melbourne. Rosberg added that he recognized the increased threat from Ferrari.
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