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Red Bull dominance not insurmountable in 2014 - Rosberg

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Nico Rosberg says he is not concerned that Red Bull's recent dominance could carry over in to 2014.

Sebastian Vettel has taken victory in the last seven races and won by over half a minute in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. While Rosberg finished third - 2.8s behind Mark Webber - he was never in contention for victory but when it was put to him that a two-second deficit could be difficult to overturn despite the new regulations, he insists Mercedes has no concerns.

"I don't think it's two seconds at the moment, I think it's less than that," Rosberg said. "OK, maybe at times [in Abu Dhabi] but anyway, I'm not worried, no, because it's a great opportunity because it puts everybody back to zero, so on the contrary, it's actually better this way. Everybody starts from zero.

"We have such a strong team now, it's been built up over the last four years, they already did a fantastic job last winter from 1.5s a lap slower. At the beginning of this season we were sometimes the quickest car without a regulation change, so they did an amazing job last winter and I'm confident that they can do it again, for sure.

"And again this year, we had some weaknesses which we've learned from and are trying to continue improving and then I'm very sure we can have a good season."

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