Rosberg wins in Germany from Bottas and Hamilton

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20 July 2014 by TF1T Staff

Nico Rosberg won a sensational home victory at the German Grand Prix to further extend his championship lead to team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

The German took a lights to flag victory, unchallenged even after a safety car period at the start of the race after Felipe Massa and Kevin Magnussen made contact, flipping the Williams over.

The second Williams of Valtteri Bottas enjoyed a better race, taking second behind Rosberg to score the team's 300th podium.

Bottas was pressured by Hamilton throughout though as the Britain came through from 20th on the grid to finish just two seconds behind the Finn.

An intense battle broke out for fourth, with Sebastian Vettel the eventual winner. The Red Bull driver fought frantically for the position with Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo.

Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh with the two McLarens completing the top ten.

Race Result - 2014 German Grand Prix:

01. N. Rosberg Mercedes
02. V. Bottas Wiliams +20.7 18
03. L. Hamilton Mercedes +22.4 15
04. S. Vettel Red Bull +43.8 12
05. F. Alonso Ferrari +52.2 10
06. D. Ricciardo Red Bull +52.2 8
07. N. Hulkenberg Force India +63.8 6
08. J. Button McLaren +84.3 4
09. K. Magnussen McLaren +1 lap 2
10. S. Perez Force India +1 lap 1
11. K. Raikkonen Ferrari +1 lap
12. P. Maldonado Lotus +1 lap
13. J. Vergne Toro Rosso +1 lap
14. E. Gutierrez Sauber +1 lap
15. J. Bianchi Marussia +2 laps
16. K. Kobayashi Caterham +2 laps
17. M. Chilton Marussia +2 laps
18. M. Ericsson Caterham +2 laps
19. A. Sutil Sauber Retired
20. D. Kvyat Toro Rosso Retired
21. R. Grosjean Lotus Retired
22. F. Massa Williams Retired