Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won Sunday afternoon’s German Grand Prix from pole position as the championship leader further extended his lead over team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the top of the drivers’ standings to 14 points with 10 races of the season now complete.
It was the Briton, however, who stole the plaudits at Hockenheim after claiming a brilliant third-place finish, despite the Mercedes driver having started the race way down in 20th after an overnight change to his gearbox, and then damaging his front ring after a collision with compatriot Jenson Button halfway through the race.
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Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas again drove brilliantly to finish in second for Williams, although the young Finn was forced to fight off a late charge from Hamilton in order to seal his runners-up spot.
And elsewhere, world champion Sebastian Vettel was fourth, Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari finished in fifth place ahead of the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo in sixth position.
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