Rosberg cruises to victory in German Grand Prix
German opens up 14-point lead over Mercedes teammate Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th on the grid
Nico Rosberg completed a memorable week for himself and his nation last night when he cruised to his first win in his home German Grand Prix yesterday.
The pole-sitter, cheered on by Germany World Cup football winner Lukas Podolski in the Mercedes pits, extended his lead to 14 points over teammate Lewis Hamilton, who charged up to finish third from 20th on the grid.
“It’s an amazing feeling to win at home. It’s a very special day,” said Rosberg.
Splitting the Mercedes men in second was the Williams of Valtteri Bottas.
Rosberg came home a comfortable 20.7 seconds ahead of the Finn at the end of an enthralling 67-lap contest.
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