Rosberg praises 'perfect' race strategy

Rosberg praises 'perfect' race strategy

22 June 2014 – Nico Rosberg has heaped praise on his Mercedes team for giving him "a perfect strategy" in Sunday afternoon's Austrian Grand Prix.

The German was beaten by Williams duo Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas in qualifying, but managed to overhaul the pair with slick pit-stops.

The result marked Rosberg's third victory of the season, his eighth straight podium and Mercedes' seventh win in eight races.

"I have to thank the team for a great car and a perfect strategy," he said.

"We chose to be aggressive to pit earlier and overtake Williams that way.

"But it was a great job from Williams. They were the second force today, so congratulations to them."

Rosberg now holds an increased advantage of 29 points over team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

"Before the weekend, my target was to extend the lead in the championship, which I achieved," he added.

"So I can be quite confident before the next home race for our team in Silverstone."

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