F1 »

F1 German Grand Prix: Rosberg surprised by gap to Williams

Nico Rosberg admitted he was surprised to win the German Grand Prix so easily and not be challenged more closely by Williams
Nico Rosberg admitted he was surprised to win the German Grand Prix so easily and not be challenged more closely by Williams.

Although Rosberg started from pole position he had only been 0.2s clear of Valtteri Bottas in qualifying and saw Bottas retain his second place at the start of the race. However, from that point onwards Rosberg was able to ease away and win by over 20 seconds and he revealed after the race that he was expecting a tougher challenge, though was pleased his task wasn't made harder by a late safety car.

“I was really surprised,” Rosberg said. “In qualifying we were quite close to Williams so I didn't expect to have such an advantage at the end of the race. But yes, I definitely got a bit worried when I saw [Adrian] Sutil's car [stranded on the pit straight] because I was sure it was going to be a safety car and in the end that would have made it a lot more difficult.”

And Rosberg admitted capping off a week in which Germany won the World Cup, he got married and signed a new Mercedes contract with victory in his home grand prix was special.

“It's fantastic. It's an amazing feeling to win at home, it's a very, very special day for me ... I'll be celebrating a little bit tonight, I hope [the fans] will too; it would be great to continue the soccer world championship experience a little bit. Then I'll look forward to the next race in Hungary. With the car that we have at the moment I am very thankful to Mercedes for the car that they've built us.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05. 19.07.2014. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 10, German Grand Prix, Hockenheim, Germany, Qualifying Day.
24.05.2015- Race, William Stevens (GBR) Manor Marussia F1 Team
24.05.2015- Atmosphere
24.05.2015- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W06
24.05.2015- Podium, winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06
24.05.2015- Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-30 out of the race
24.05.2015- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T
24.05.2015- Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-30 is burning after the stop
24.05.2015- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Honda MP4-30
24.05.2015- Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10
24.05.2015- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T
24.05.2015- Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10 crash after a contact with Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E23 in St. Devote corner
24.05.2015- Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10 crash after a contact with Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E23 in St. Devote corner
24.05.2015- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T
24.05.2015- Podium, winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06 and HSH Prince Albert of Monaco (MON)
24.05.2015- Race, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull Racing RB11
24.05.2015- Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06
24.05.2015- Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM08

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


DuhFerrari

July 21, 2014 6:42 AM

Think of it logically, not much skill involved when you're in the fastest car on the grid and leading from start to finish. Hmm! Boring... Entertainment came in terms of the fight for 4th, 5th and 6th positions. ... Vettel, Alonso and Ricciardo. Great show there!

cassyo

July 21, 2014 6:16 AM
Last Edited 307 days ago

I have yet to find some good reasons to become a fan of him and, most probably, I will never do, but I can recognize he is a rather hard worker and if he will succeed to take the title I will salute him in an almost the same degree as if it will be Lewis the winner. If I were to prefer one of these two, for the 2014 title, probably I will choose Nico, if not for other reason, then for the sake of statistics, as Nico would equal Jacques Villeneuve's performance. Anyway, I wish him good luck in his career and a happy marriage !



© 1999 - 2015 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.