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After getting married, penning a new long-term contract with Mercedes and seeing his native Germany win the 2014 World Cup, Rosberg capped off a stellar week with victory in familiar territory, as confirmed by Sky Sports F1:
Upon taking home the gold with a home crowd looking on, Rosberg said, per BBC Sport: "It's fantastic. It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day."
However, the championship leader wasn't the only driver on a high, and after pouncing on Hamilton's setbacks to take second place on Sunday, Williams' Bottas reacted by adding:
"I feel really happy to be third time in a row on podium. It was not easy and required input from all the engineers. Thanks to all the fans. I saw many Finnish flags so thank you."
Formula 1 can so often be dominated by the "bigger" names boasting the more suited technologies of the time, but Bottas' achievement was purely a feat in skill and quality race management, as pure and simple as that.
Hamilton gave his own take on the finish, per Sky Sports:
I did as good as I could today. It was really tough to get through the pack safely and I had a bit of a collision with Jenson. I honestly thought he was opening the door to let me pass - he's been a bit like that in the last race, for example - but it was my bad judgement. And at the end it was very difficult to overtake [Bottas] but I'm just glad we got some points.
Halfway through the 2014 campaign, it's the right attitude to take with plenty of points still up for grabs, and provided he doesn't make too many similar mistakes, the title is still there for Hamilton, or other challengers to claim.