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Rosberg hails “special day” for Mercedes

Jun 30, 2013, 11:10 AM EST

Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates after winning the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race circuit

Nico Rosberg has claimed that his victory in the British Grand Prix is a “special day” for all involved with Mercedes’ Formula One operations.

The German driver took the win after pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and compatriot Sebastian Vettel both had car troubles when in the lead, and Rosberg is delighted to have won just a few miles away from the team’s factory at Brackley.

“It’s a very special day. Our team has done such a fantastic job,” Rosberg said on the podium after the race.

Yesterday after qualifying in P2, Rosberg spoke of the momentum that the team had built so far this season and he was quick to thank everyone who had made this possible.

“This is for my team colleagues working away in the factory, this is for all of you out there.”

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Rosberg took the lead of the race with just eleven laps remaining after Vettel lost drive, and today’s race winner made no secret of his delight at his compatriot’s demise.

“When Sebastian stopped, I won’t lie, I wasn’t disappointed about that one. Just a great race from then.”

This marks Rosberg’s third grand prix victory and he will be pushing to become the first German to win his home race since Michael Schumacher in 2006.

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