F1 Championship Leader Nico Rosberg Wins German GP

Nico Rosberg started from pole position and has now stretched his lead to 14 points. He was followed by Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton in the other Mercedes.

updated: July 20, 2014 19:46 IST
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Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, right, of Germany and Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, left, of Finland celebrate with champagne on the podium after the German Formula One Grand Prix.

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Hockenheim: Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th.

Hamilton, who crashed in qualifying and survived a number of scrapes throughout the race, could not get past Valtteri Bottas in the closing laps and the Finn took second to give Williams its 300th F1 podium finish.

Four-time defending champ Sebastian Vettel was fourth, ahead of Fernando Alonso who won his battle with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo for fifth.

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