Rosberg elated by second straight 'home' win

By on Sunday, May 25, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg expressed his delight after dominating at Monaco to claim his second straight win around the streets of the Principality.

Rosberg led from lights to flag to reclaim the lead in the title race over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

"It was a tough race out there today but I am absolutely delighted to have won my second Monaco Grand Prix in succession," he said.

"It's an amazing feeling and I'm proud to have done it at home, in front of my family and friends who were all here this afternoon. The race started well and I was comfortable but then we had to manage my fuel consumption and Lewis was pushing really hard behind me.

"We were able to be in control of the fuel with a few laps of lift and coast. It was important for me to break Lewis' momentum of winning the last four races this weekend. That worked out very well, but it was a really tough weekend."

Hamilton said he felt strong but was unable to pass Rosberg.

"I felt very strong out there today and I really drove with all my heart, giving everything that I could to improve my position," he said.

"This just hasn't been my weekend but I can leave today feeling happy that we have achieved another one-two finish for the team. We have such a great car and everyone who has worked on it deserves the incredible results that we are getting at the moment. Back to this afternoon, this is such a difficult circuit to overtake. I was following Nico as close as I could and had great pace but I just couldn't get past.

"Towards the end, I got some dirt in my eye through the visor which made it very tough for a few laps but thankfully it cleared up and I was able to hold off Daniel and keep second place. This hasn't been the greatest of weekends but I'll go into the next race with even more energy and determination."

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