Nico Rosberg claimed his 14th Formula One career podium, his 12th for the team, on what marked his 150th Grand Prix start. “It was a great battle out there with Lewis and this kind of race is exactly why I am in Formula One; I love to race like today”, said Nico. “Of course, it's very disappointing to have finished second in the end but I gave it everything and it just didn't quite come off for me. Lewis did a great job defending his position and, so often when I did manage to get past, I then couldn't see him in the blind spot in my mirrors. Our strategy was good and to change it after the first stint was a decision that I made with the team. It was a slightly slower strategy but it gave me the best chance of catching Lewis at the end on the option tyres. The difference between the prime and the option was not as big as we expected however and that's why I didn't quite manage to get by. This was a great day for Formula One. The race was a fantastic show and hopefully it proves that the critics of our new technology are wrong."