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Rosberg targets race wins in 2012

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Nico Rosberg practices a pit stop during the Barcelona test © Sutton Images
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Nico Rosberg thinks that winning races in 2012 is not out of the question if the steps made in pre season testing can be converted into race pace on the track.

Mercedes launched their new machine, the W03, at the start of the week and completed substantial mileage at the Circuit de Catalunya during their four days of testing.

And Rosberg, who has had the better of illustrious team-mate Michael Schumacher over the past two seasons, is targeting bigger and better things in 2012.

"With a bit of luck, the win could have come in the last couple of years," Rosberg told F1 Racing magazine. "So if the new car is a bit better, the chances of winning are quite big. It felt completely natural to lead races.

"If I get the right car, which I can help build up myself, then I will win. Of course beating Michael gives me satisfaction. I was pleased to stay ahead of him last year, but the important thing is to win some races now. Last year wasn't a good season because it was a step back from my first season with Mercedes. Now it's important to turn the corner and improve."

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