Mercedes AMG Petronas, round Three of the 2014 Formula One World Championship: Bahrain Grand Prix
It was great to kick-start my season with a win in Malaysia. Taking a one-two was also a fantastic result for the team and I canít wait to see what we can do in Bahrain. Iíve finished on the podium here a couple of times here but, for one reason or another, Iíve never managed to get the win. Until last week it was the same story for me with Malaysia, so fingers crossed this can be the year of breaking those cycles!
Malaysia was a really busy event for the team and we have a test coming up straight after this weekendís race, so it would be great to give
the crew another good result to head home with after a long road trip. We know itís going to be tough to maintain our current form, particularly at a circuit where every team has had so much running time over the winter, but Iíll be pushing hard to keep those results coming.
The first two races have been a great start to my season and Iím already looking forward to being back in the car and carrying on that
momentum in Bahrain. Itís a great track and I really enjoy driving it. Iíve never had much luck on race weekends here, but itís definitely the
one Iím best prepared for this year. I came to Bahrain for the Pirelli tyre test back in December and during winter testing a few weeks ago.
Of course, itís the same situation for most teams and drivers so we could see some close battles throughout the weekend. We may be leading both Championships at the moment but our rivals are breathing down our necks, so we need to stay focused and keep doing our job calmly and professionally...