Nico Rosberg admitted that he was under a lot of pressure from Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton as he claimed victory at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.
Rosberg climbed back to the top of the Drivers’ Championship with the win, bringing an end to Hamilton’s recent hot streak.
The German finished ahead of the pack on the opening day of the 2014 campaign in Australia but has had to play second fiddle to his team mate for the following four races, which saw Hamilton take top spot in the standings.
The former Williams man secured pole during a controversial qualifying session on Saturday with Hamilton starting in second place and that was how it looked on the podium with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo following up in third.
Rosberg said: “It’s another special day for me, for sure.
“Lewis drove well and pushed me massively hard. The pressure was on but I kept it cool and pulled a bit of a gap at the end because of the refreshed tyres. Thanks to the team for all their great work.”
Mercedes continued to display their dominance in Monaco and now boast a 141 point lead over Red Bull in the Constructors Championship.
The Brackley-based team will be looking to further extend their lead at the top of the standings when the season continues in Montreal, Canada on June 8.