Formula one: Rosberg wins in Monaco.
It feels amazing.
Nico Rosberg took his second career victory at the Monaco Grand Prix. “Monaco is such a special place to win and it just feels amazing. It was my childhood dream to win this race and to do it in a Silver Arrow on the streets where I have lived all of my life is fantastic. I can’t quite believe it has happened yet and it will probably take a while to sink in,” said Nico. “Thank you to the team for the car that we had this weekend and it’s good to have been able to show the same level of performance on Sunday and convert our pole position. I didn’t have the best start which meant Lewis and Seb got pretty close but after the first corner, I was able to set my own pace. Then it was just a case of keeping a cool head through all the incidents.”
Lewis Hamilton finished the race in fourth position. “It's been a great weekend for the team and I'm really happy for everyone. Big congratulations to Nico, he's been awesome all weekend here and really deserves that victory. From my side, this weekend hasn't really been the best and we didn't make the most of the opportunity for a one-two finish,” said Lewis.
“When the safety car came out, I needed to maintain a gap so we didn't get delayed with the double pit stop but unfortunately the gap was too big and we lost out to the two Red Bulls. It's the tightest track in the world here and virtually impossible to overtake unless you are much quicker than the car in front so there was nothing I could do to improve my position.”
Nico’s win came exactly 30 years after his father, Keke, scored the second win of his own career at Monaco in 1983. “Congratulations to Nico. He did not put a foot wrong all weekend, topping every session and driving a very poised and controlled race. He richly deserves this second win of his career,” said Team Principal Ross Brawn. “Lewis was running very comfortably in second position until the Safety Car period just before both drivers had made their first stops.”
Nico was dominant all weekend.
Mercedes-Benz Executive Director Toto Wolff concluded the sixth race of the season at the Circuit de Monaco: “Nico was dominant all weekend. He did everything right from the first lap on Thursday and he really earned this victory. Lewis lost some time in the second sector on his in-lap behind the Safety Car and that cost him position to the Red Bulls, so we need to find out what happened there. As for the team, congratulations to everybody in Brackley and Brixworth. Now we need to keep pushing so we can repeat this taste of success at different types of circuit through the rest of the season.”