Nico Rosberg has stressed that he isn’t bothered by Rubens Barrichello’s warning for him to ‘Get out’ of Mercedes GP for the sake of saving face against the might of Michael Schumacher as his team-mate.

When Barrichello seriously/jokingly (?) advised Nico to look for a drive elsewhere, the German reacted calmy to the bitter proposal.

"I am also quite strong and I respect people," Rosberg told AUTOSPORT. "I’m not too worried and, in general, I’m going to go for it and we will see what comes of it. If I’m ahead, great; if I’m behind, I need to work harder.

"I am confident from last year that I can do well, I don’t have a problem. It’s going to be challenge, of course, because I’m up against one of the greatest of all time. From his [Barrichello’s] point of view, he was beaten for six years so it doesn’t surprise me that he says that."

Cop that, Rubens! Have we got another catfight on the cards?

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.