Rosberg Thanks "Finnish Spirit"

Nico Rosberg claimed that his heritage made the difference in today's domination of the field in race two at the Circuit Magny Cours

Rosberg Thanks "Finnish Spirit"

Rosberg, who holds German nationality despite his father, former Formula One champion Keke, being a Finn, stated after the race: "Yeah, it was great! I had a fantastic start and I pushed like hell, and it was great to get away. It was a lot of fun because the car felt good, and that's when it's fun.

"That's when the Finnish racing spirit comes out, and no one can stop you then."

Rosberg was able to pull away from the field, headed by second placed driver Hiroki Yoshimoto, at around a second a lap to carry out the biggest domination of a race since the GP2 series began.

"I was just going for it in the beginning and the end, and just enjoying it. I remember, and it was probably stupid, but I slowed down in the middle of the race to save the rear tyres, and that's why I went off a little in the last two laps or so and made a few mistakes, because I was really going for it.

"But I definitely made a big step forward this weekend. I think I'm fourth, and Adam [Carroll] is only a few points ahead, so that was very good for me. I knew we were quick yesterday, and I knew that we had the car for today, so I got what I was looking for."

When asked to place his win in context Rosberg thought for a minute before replying: "No, it's not my best win, but it was the most important one so far."

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