Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg says his victory in the Spanish Grand Prix made it the "perfect weekend" for him.

Rosberg led from start-to-finish at the Circuit de Catalunya, capitalising on his pole position to secure his first win in Barcelona and his first win of the season. It was a welcome boost for the German after he was overshadowed in the first four races by team-mate, Lewis Hamilton.

"It was the perfect weekend. It was great to be on pole and then win the race like this. I am very, very happy. Also thanks to the team. The car has been awesome all weekend, perfect. So, really great," Rosberg said.

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"Finally I got a great start as well. It has been a while coming, but today it really worked out really well."

Rosberg now cuts Hamilton's championship lead from 27 points to 20, with 14 races still to go.

"At one point I thought maybe who knows maybe Sebastian [Vettel] will beat Lewis and be behind, but on the one side it is good for the team [that Lewis finished second]. But in terms of my points it is always a compromise and for my points it would have been better [if Vettel had been second], but that is the way it is. Seven points is better than nothing and it is fantastic team result again to be first and second - especially after the two and a half week break.

"Everybody brought updates here and still we are dominating in such a way and that is fantastic to see and more so than the last race. It is good.

"[Overall] it was just a fantastic weekend, everything worked out on Saturday and Sunday. It all came together. I am very happy."