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Rosberg to do some 'digging' to beat Hamilton

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Nico Rosberg says he will dig through the data overnight at the Canadian Grand Prix to find a way of beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying.

Rosberg was 0.175s off Hamilton in second practice and said he was struggling to match his team-mate throughout the afternoon on one lap. However, with both sides of the Mercedes garage sharing data, Rosberg said he would figure out where he could close that gap ahead of qualifying on Saturday afternoon.

"It was just one tenth that Lewis was quicker than me all day," he said. "I couldn't make that up, but I was looking good on the long runs and on one lap I'm just missing one tenth at the moment. I'm going to do a lot of digging on the computer this evening and it's early days so I'm still confident of finding it."

Rosberg has struggled under braking at times this year, but despite pursuing a dead-end with his set-up on Friday morning, he said he was actually more comfortable this weekend.

"We started off poorly this morning after trying something that didn't work, but then to be honest I was more comfortable this afternoon than I have been recently, which is surprising on a track like this and I don't really understand why. It's actually a bit better which is a positive."

Asked if pole position was realistice, he added: "It's definitely possible with the car I have."

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