Nico Rosberg was unchallenged as he led every lap of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, extending his championship lead with a first F1 victory on home soil.
At the end of the 67 laps the Mercedes man enjoyed a 20.7 second lead over Valtteri Bottas in second, the Finn having a similarly lonely race as he took his third consecutive podium finish. Aside from the obvious period shortly after the start of the race the only competition Bottas had for second throughout the afternoon was from Fernando Alonso shortly after his second pitstop and from Lewis Hamilton in the closing laps of the race.
Hamilton’s qualifying off, caused by a brake disc failure, did more than anything to smooth...
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