Hamilton 'proud' over Hockenheim triumph

By on Sunday, July 31, 2016
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Lewis Hamilton described himself as "proud" as he netted victory for Mercedes in front of the marque's home fans at the German Grand Prix.

Hamilton started from the front row of the grid at Hockenheim but rocketed into the lead when the lights went out and controlled proceedings to rack up his sixth victory of the season.

Hamilton's win increased his title advantage to 19 points, as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was able to collect only fourth place.

"What a race," he said. "Yesterday [it was only] second place, but I got a great start, my engineers did a fantastic job, the balance was amazing," he said.

"It was just about keeping it cool and looking after the engine.

"I’m just so happy that I can be up here for Mercedes-Benz who I've been with since I was 13, so this is a very proud position for me to be in. A big thank you to the team who did an amazing job.

"Today I didn’t make any mistakes, so in my heart I’m happy with what I did today.

"I came to do a job. Yesterday wasn’t perfect but you learn from those things. Today was really a show of looking at the glass half-full, and filling it up."

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