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No surprise as Merc set the pace

Nico Rosberg led from start to finish in Bahrain on Tuesday, the opening day of this week's in-season test. This year's Championship has belonged entirely to Mercedes and it was no different at the Sakhir circuit on Day One. Rosberg set the early pace with a 1:37.224 and lowered that to a 1:36.171 by lunch time. The German completing a marathon 70 laps in the morning alone. Adding another 50 during the afternoon's session, he finished up with a 1:35.697. That was 0.367s quicker than second placed Nico Hulkenberg although 2.5s slower than his pole position time on Saturday. Fernando Alonso, who was responsible for the day's first red when he stopped at Turn 2, put in a late effort to...
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