Rosberg: An amazing feeling to win at home

Nico Rosberg celebrates win number four of the season

Nico Rosberg celebrates win number four of the season

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg’s victory in the 2014 German Grand Prix ticked many of the right boxes including that of becoming the first German driver to win his home race driving a German car. In the process, he took win number four of the season, helping to increase the gap at the top of the championship points table in the wake of his first DNF of the season last time out at Silverstone. Rosberg spoke after his victory at Hockenheim.

How sweet is the taste of the home victory champagne?
Nico Rosberg: It’s fantastic. It’s an amazing feeling for me to win here at home. A very, special day for me. Thank you for all your support here this weekend.

Lots of points for you but not much time to celebrate as the next race is coming up next week already.
NR: Yeah, well definitely we’ll be celebrating a little bit tonight, I hope you [the fans] will as well, it would be great to continue the soccer world championship spirit today a little bit. I look forward to the next race in Hungary. With the car that we have at the moment…I’m very, very thankful to Mercedes for the car that they’ve built [for] us, it’s really a pleasure at the moment. Hungary will be good.

Your fourth win this year, I think your first on home soil – and which of the great things that have happened to you this week has given you the best feeling?
NR: That’s getting married. That’s definitely the case. That was the best feeling. But of course everything has been special. Really fortunate, just had a great…many positive things happening in the two weeks, or week and a half. Been really enjoyable, and also this weekend with pole and the win. Just awesome. Very, very special day today.

Are you a little bit surprised to win so clearly and when you saw the car of Sutil standing on the track, did you fear another Safety Car?
NR: Yeah, definitely I’m a bit surprised because in Qualifying the Williams were quite close so didn’t really expect to have such a big advantage in the race. And yes, I definitely got a bit worried when I saw Sutil’s car out there because I was sure that there was going to be a Safety Car and that would have obviously made it a lot more difficult.

(F1 Media-GP247)