Nico Rosberg said his Monaco Grand Prix win involved “a lot of luck” after taking the lead when team mate Lewis Hamilton made an unnecessary pit stop.
“I know that I got lucky today so I’ll just enjoy the moment now,” said Rosberg. “But I need to work hard because Lewis was a little bit stronger this weekend, need to work hard for the next race, for sure.”
“Lewis drove brilliantly and he also would have deserved the win, for sure,” he added. “But that’s the way it is in racing. I’m definitely extremely happy and going to make the most of it.”
Rosberg said he had “no idea” whether Mercedes considered bringing him in for a pit stop as they did with Hamilton. “As always we’re in the car and it’s very difficult to judge what decisions are being made and things like that.”
Rosberg’s victory was his second in a row this year and moves him within ten points of Hamilton in the championship.