The Formula 1 results from Sunday were much of the same — another win for the Mercedes team, with Nico Rosberg finally winning the German Grand Prix before his home crowd.
Rosberg had quite the week — first he signed a contract extension with Mercedes, then married sweetheart Vivian Sibold, and then capped it off with a win Sunday in the German Grand Prix, the first win for Mercedes on its home soil since 1954.
Rosberg was able to hold off teammate Lewis Hamilton, who started 15th and dropped down to 20th after a gearbox change and subsequent penalty.
Hamilton also had a costly collision with Jenson Button, but was still able to finish third.
“I did as good as I could today,” Hamilton said on the podium. “It was really tough to get through the pack safely and I had a bit of a collision with Jenson. I honestly thought he was opening the door to let me pass – he’s been a bit like that in the last race, for example — but it was my bad judgement. And at the end it was very difficult to overtake [Bottas] but I’m just glad we got some points.”
Before the Formula 1 results came in, Rosberg had said how important this race would be.
“As a German, the heritage of Mercedes-Benz is very special for me,” Rosberg said. “It has been a difficult road to get to where we are now — but everybody kept believing and, thanks to the fantastic support from Mercedes-Benz, we are now leading the way in Formula One.”
Rosberg also said winning the German Grand Prix would be important for his team.
“Hockenheim is a crucial race for all of us. It’s the home Grand Prix for Mercedes-Benz and a second home race for me after Monaco, so I’m really focused on getting a top result this weekend,” he said.
The Formula 1 results mean that the Mercedes team continues its near season-long dominance. Either Rosberg or Hamilton have won all but one race this season. Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian Grand Prix in early June.
The full Formula 1 results from the German Grand Prix can be found here.