Yes OK. Rosberg has more raw pace than Hamilton, IF he's faster in FP all through the year. Otherwise... he hasn't .
Anyway Nico is faster than I'd realised, for one. It's clear from Lewis' interview today that Nico is pushing him and Lewis has to find something. He's looking though.
I am willing to bet LH will top NR yet again in qualy tomorrow. He had already closed him down to 0.064 secs on a tyre that has done 11 laps which was much older than those used by NR when he set his(the) fastest time on mediums. LH also got terribly held up in the 2nd sector during his first run on softs but before then, his first sector time was already quicker than NR's.
Actually, these early races during which LH and his race team are still learning to know each other, LH still learning to do things in the car that NR would do reflexively, learning about the team and processes, still working to get make himself comfortable in the car, learning how to get the team to give his needs desired priority...
Alonso and KIMI at some point after moving to a new team brought along their preferred race engineers. MW transferred LH's race engineer to JB, LH on the other hand has to contend with strangers. Obviously, developing required level of understanding and efficiency as NR has with his race team is going to take some time. In a sport where 0.5sec gap is like infinity, every little counts.
I must say LH has done very well considering and there will be lots more to come.