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Rosberg thanks fans for support on “a special day”

Jul 20, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

Nico Rosberg was quick to thank the German fans for their support at Hockenheim today as he stormed to his first victory on home soil ahead of Valtteri Bottas and championship rival Lewis Hamilton.

The German driver led every single lap of the race en route to victory, but, as he explained to Kai Ebel on the podium, it was not without its challenges.

With this win, Rosberg has extended his lead at the top of the drivers’ championship to 14 points over Hamilton, although it could have been far worse for Lewis had it not been for his titanic drive from 20th to third come the checkered flag.

The two Mercedes drivers are set to renew battle next weekend at the Hungaroring for the Hungarian Grand Prix, in what will be the last race before the sport’s summer break.

  1. worknman24hours - Jul 20, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Nico has always worked to arrive at the current winning run he is on.

    Congratulations to Nico for earning the place he sits in right now.

    Formula One World championship leader and German Grand Prix winner.

    Stay cool and stay perfect Nico because Lewis is coming for you.

    Only you can lose this now.

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