JULY 21, 2015
Rosberg sure he can win 2015 title
Nico Rosberg is sure he can keep pushing teammate Lewis Hamilton in the fight for the 2015 title.
Last year, the Mercedes pair had a close duel for spoils, with Hamilton emerging with his second career title and a palpable boost in confidence.
The Briton appeared to carry that form into this season but Rosberg has also impressed, as he is currently within a single victory of the championship lead.
Asked if he can be the 2015 champion, Rosberg told Spain's Diario AS: "Definitely. I'm really enjoying the fight with Lewis and I am sure that I am capable of winning, so I keep believing in myself."
Asked what changed in his approach as he ended an early-season dip in form, Rosberg answered: "Nothing. They are simply phases. Nothing has changed in the way I work.
"No, I really don't think that," he insisted when asked if there might be a technical or psychological explanation.
"It's like going to the casino and playing blackjack -- sometimes you win seven times in a row and sometimes you are on the other side of that."
Rosberg does not even admit that Hamilton has a big upper hand in qualifying, even though he has rarely been quicker than the Briton this year on Saturdays.
"He is very strong, undoubtedly," said the German, "but it's a matter of tenths. And you're better off being stronger in the race anyway," he laughed.
Asked to predict which forthcoming circuits he might master better than Hamilton, Rosberg said: "We're very close and every weekend I have a chance to win.
"No matter where we are, I know that if I do things right I have a chance of beating him."