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Formula One: Rosberg coasts to first German GP win

Published on Jul 20, 2014 11:42 PM
 
Mercedes-AMG's German driver and race winner Nico Rosberg (C) celebrates next to second placed Williams' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (L) and Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton (R) after the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring racing circuit in Hockenheim, southern Germany, on July 20, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AFP) - Nico Rosberg completed a memorable week for himself and his nation on Sunday when he cruised to his first win in his home German Grand Prix.

The pole sitter, cheered on by Germany World Cup 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.

 
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