Rosberg hails 'special' Silverstone victory
30 June 2013 – Nico Rosberg has described his British Grand Prix victory as 'very special', with the Mercedes driver claiming that the win represents a just reward for the development progress made by the Brackley-based squad over the past few weeks.
The German had inherited the lead after Sebastian Vettel was forced into retirement with a technical issue, Rosberg having spent most of the race a nearby second, albeit never threatening his countryman. Following the Red Bull driver's exit, he faced a late charge from Mark Webber, but was just able to hold on to claim victory, the latter's decision to pit for fresh tyres during the final Safety Car period paying dividends.
"It’s fantastic," Rosberg said after claiming his second win of the season. "It's a very, very special day. The team has done such a fantastic job. We’ve been gaining such momentum, progressing all the time.
"We have a really fast car in qualifying and we’re also making progress in the race. We had equally the fastest race car today. When Sebastian stopped, I wasn’t disappointed! From then it was just a great race."
Following his third career triumph, Rosberg sits sixth in the Drivers' standings on a total of 82 points, 50 behind current leader Sebastian Vettel. On the Constructors' front, Mercedes now occupies second position, 48 points adrift of behind Red Bull.