Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver Nico Rosberg was thrilled to finally take victory at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, a race that he was yet to master, but one the German had longed to add his name to.
Rosberg was so happy to take the win in fact, that he brought out his fluent Italian and led the crowd in singing ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes, from the podium. A surreal but rather warming moment, as the German turned the crowd on his side, after initially walking on to boos.
“It means so much to me to win here at Monza. The crowd was unbelievable over the entire weekend and especially during the podium ceremony.
“This win is incredibly special for me and standing up there and singing with thousands of people gave me Goosebumps.”
It was a smooth race for Rosberg who was never troubled at any point in the race, and the German praised his team for giving him such an awesome car to drive this weekend.
“The race went perfectly for me and after a good start I was able manage the gap between myself and the car behind. Our car has been amazing this weekend and I extend a massive thank you to the whole team.”
After such a positive result, Rosberg is unsurprisingly confident of achieving further success in Singapore, despite the fact it was one of Mercedes worst performances of the season in 2015.
“I’m looking forward to Singapore, which was our weakest race last year. Hopefully we’ve learnt lessons from 2015 and we’ll come back even stronger!”