Brazilian Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg has said that he felt comfortable all weekend after cutting the gap to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the top of the drivers’ championship.
Starting from pole position, Rosberg managed to hang on to the lead ahead of Hamilton at the start, and opened up a seven second lead after making his second pit stop when the Briton spun on his in-lap.
However, Hamilton managed to cut into Rosberg lap by lap, and was within just one second of his teammate towards the end of the race before eventually falling 1.4 seconds short at the flag.
With this win, Rosberg completed a perfect weekend in Brazil, having topped FP1, FP2, FP3, Q1, Q2 and Q3 on Friday and Saturday.
Speaking to three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet on the podium, Rosberg said that he felt comfortable and as though he was able to attack all weekend long, having claimed his first win since the German Grand Prix back in July.
As a result, Hamilton’s lead has been reduced to just 17 points ahead of the final double points race of the year in Abu Dhabi, which takes place in two weeks’ time.