Formula 1: Rosberg, surrendered to Mexico: “I felt like a rock star”


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The face of Nico Rosberg nothing more to finish the Grand Prix of Mexico was totally opposite to the one shown in Austin. He was a happy man, supported by an enthusiastic audience that packed the stands of the Rodriguez Brothers, and that homenajeaba the winner of the race chorus: “Oe oe oe, Nico, Nico“. I won after four months and eight tests of drought, and had done it without the help of his partner, without a working computer after having conquered Hamilton and Mercedes both titles. With a performance without any mistakes, the Sunday became win his fourth pole position row: “it Was a perfect weekend for me. I had a good qualifying and I was able to control the race from the front, responding to each time Lewis came up. It was difficult because I really had not control over the rear wheels, especially after the safety car, with the tires cold. But in the end I felt comfortable”.

The German surrendered to the amateurs mexican, until you consider that it is the best podium of the 39 that has been achieved:it Was the best podium of my life. Thousands and thousands of people singing my name after a win on a great track, it was amazing. In that moment you feel like a rock star on the stage, and I enjoyed every second”. The German, who reached on wins the 12, Carlos Reutemann, Alan Jones and Mario Andretti, he wanted to thank not only the attendees of the grand prize, but also to the decision to return Formula 1 to Mexico 23 years later: “Many thanks to all the fans mexicans, who made my win so special. And thanks also to Bernie and the organisers, who have worked hard to create this amazing event”.

Rosberg acknowledged that it was the task of his entire team to adapt the car to a path unknown: “The performance has been due to a great team work with my engineers, as we found a great provision for the special conditions that we find ourselves in. I am very grateful”. In addition, the abandonment of sebastian Vettel, together with his victory, it leaves him 21 points over his compatriot in the fight for the runners-up, which could get mathematically already in the next race: “I look forward with great interest the appointment of Brazil. It is always great to come up with a victory in the next test, so I hope to give way at Interlagos”. Rosberg had been told that he wanted to win the minicampeonato of the last three grands prix, and has started on the right foot.