Nico Rosberg hails 'very special' victory
20 July 2014 – Nico Rosberg described as 'very special' his home victory in Sunday afternoon's German Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver, who started from pole position, delivered a dominant race performance at Hockenheim, leading home Williams rival Valtteri Bottas by more than 20 seconds.
It marked his fourth win of the season and extended his championship advantage over team-mate Lewis Hamilton – who completed the podium after fighting through the field – to 14 points.
"This weekend with pole and the win is awesome. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, whose triumph follows getting married and his home nation winning the FIFA World Cup.
"In qualifying it was close to Williams, so I didn't expect such a big advantage in the race."
Rosberg admitted that there was one scary part to his afternoon, however, after Adrian Sutil spun and stalled on the start/finish straight, threatening to bring out the Safety Car and erode his advantage.
"I definitely got a bit worried when I saw Sutil out there as I thought it would be a SC," he explained.
"That would have made it more difficult!"