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Nico Rosberg: “It was a perfect weekend for me”

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Nico Rosberg revelled in victory at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit on Sunday, and felt it was a perfect weekend for the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver on the back of the disappointments of the race in the United States the weekend before.

The German driver was able to secure only his fourth victory of the season in Mexico, but felt comfortable out front, and was able to respond to anything team-mate Lewis Hamilton was able to throw at him during the Grand Prix.

“That was the best podium of my life!” revealed Rosberg. “Thousands and thousands of people singing your name after winning on a great track… it’s unbelievable!

“In that moment you feel like a rock star on stage and I enjoyed every second. Thank you so much to all the Mexican fans who made my win here so special. And thanks also to Bernie [Ecclestone] and the organisers who worked hard to set up this amazing event.

“It was a perfect weekend for me. I had a good Qualifying and was able to control the race from the front, responding each time Lewis came closer. It was tricky because there was really no grip on the rears – especially after the Safety Car, with cold tyres. But in the end I felt comfortable.

“The performance this weekend is down to great teamwork with my engineers, as we found a great set-up for the special conditions here, so a big thank you to them.”

Rosberg now looks ahead to the Brazilian Grand Prix hoping for more of the same, and will be looking to secure his second consecutive victory around the Interlagos circuit having won their in 2014.

“Now I look forward to the race in Brazil,” said Rosberg. “It’s always great to come with a win to the next race, so hopefully I can carry this form to Interlagos.”

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