Rosberg felt in control throughout race

By on Sunday, November 1, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg says he felt in control of proceedings throughout the Mexican Grand Prix as he ended his eight-race win drought at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Rosberg led from pole position and kept Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at bay to secure his fourth win of 2015, moving ahead of Sebastian Vettel into second in the championship.

"Amazing, amazing day, great race, great battle with Lewis, I'm just really happy to get the win."

Mercedes had originally planned to stop just once but made a second precautionary stop on safety grounds, a situation which Rosberg accepts was the best plan.

"I didn’t want to come in as I was comfortable at the time, it reset things a bit so I wasn’t too happy with that but I understand it was the better thing to do especially when the Safety Car came out.

"I was able to control the race - only the restart was difficult with the cold tyres but it was OK."

Hamilton accepted he was second best to Rosberg but rued the difficulty in following his team-mate.

"I was pushing the whole way, you just can’t follow, as soon as you get a few car lengths behind you lose the aero and he had perfect aero, I had good pace but as soon as you get closer you lose downforce," he said.

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