Rosberg admits luck in Monaco victory

By on Sunday, May 24, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg admitted that he received a slice of luck as he secured his third successive victory at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Rosberg had trailed dominant Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton throughout the race and was 20 seconds behind the Briton when the Safety Car was deployed following an accident for Max Verstappen.

Mercedes opted to pit Hamilton for fresh tyres, dropping the World Champion to third place and promoting Rosberg into the lead, which he duly retained across the final few laps to take the win.

"I'm very, very happy of course," he said. "I know it was just a lot of luck today. Lewis drove brilliantly and would have deserved the win also for sure but that's the way it is in racing.

"It's difficult in the car to judge what decisions are being made. It was hard to do the restart with the hard tyres which were very cold.

"I know I got lucky today, I will just enjoy the moment now. Lewis was a little bit stronger this weekend so I have to work hard."

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