How many F1 drivers get this? You have a Championship winning car, no other car anywhere near yours to put pressure. You are in a race with only your team mate.
Whoever wins in such a circumstances, he is superior to his team mate. Any Doubts?
No matter the circumstances, you must win the championship, overall when there is no team order.
We had this type of season previously. This is embarrassing for the loser. The last such occasion was between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Before that Feranado Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella in Renault.
The latest is between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Round 1 victory for Lewis Hamilton. Round 2? If we go by Australian GP as an example, Lewis Hamilton is looking alarmingly untouchable.
But this may be the last chance to beat your mate and square up as the season progresses and moves to next season. You may not know where Mercedes will stand in the competition next year. This is your chance to make it as a Champion. Nico cannot have excuses, cannot say he did a mistake, cannot say he is yet to peak, cannot say it is not his day. Just has do it.
Will Nico do it? We have to wait and see. I don't want to predict. But if he does, he will ensure his name in the history. For that, Nico has do right things and also do things right! The way Kimi Raikonnen and Feranando Alonso used to storm from the back of the grid and take the podium. The way Lewis Hamilton won races when given a slender chance. Have you seen such Nico Rosberg. If you see in Nico Rosberg such a person then you will see him as a champion this time.
Other wise he will be another Felipe Massa, Rubens Barrichello, Giancarlo Fisichella, Juan Pablo Montoyo, Mark Webber .....