Nico Rosberg: “It feels so great to win again in Austria”

Nico Rosberg took victory at the Red Bull Ring for a second consecutive year after making a great start to leapfrog ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver felt comfortable in the lead to triumph for a third time in 2015 and to close the gap in the championship to Hamilton back down to ten points, and admitted his delight of standing on top of the podium once more.

“Wow, what a day,” reflected Rosberg. “It feels so great to win again in Austria. It’s such a special track – very tricky and with a fantastic crowd. After my mistake yesterday in qualifying I was determined to push really hard to win this race.

“I had a good start and went into turn one in the lead, which was very important as I knew from past races this year that it’s very difficult to overtake the same car on track. After I passed Lewis I was able to control the lead quite comfortably.

“Towards the end I felt some vibrations on the right front tyre but I was able to manage it to the flag. Big thanks to the team for a great car and a perfect race.

“Now I’m really looking forward to Silverstone, where I have good memories with the pole last year and the win in 2013.”