Baku, June 20, AZERTAC
"To be honest, today I'm just enjoying this win, because that's what I came here for. I wanted to win in Baku and it worked out, so ecstatic, can't wait to go down and see everybody and big celebrations," said Nico Rosberg who stretched his lead in this year’s world championship with a commanding win in Formula 1's inaugural Grand Prix in Baku.
"It's been an amazing day really, an amazing weekend. Thank you all here in Baku for welcoming us in this way. It's been spectacular, great track you've made, really exciting racing. Of course, for me the weekend went perfectly: qualifying, race, everything to plan, so it was really awesome," Rosberg added.
The Mercedes AMG Petronas driver led from pole and established and held on to a lead he would keep for the entire 51 laps of this new street circuit. To further improve his mood after this historic win, his title rival and Mercedes team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, could only finish fifth.
It was Rosberg's first win since Russia and his fifth victory of the season leaving him 24 points clear of his teammate in the drivers' standings.