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Rosberg wins in Germany for Mercedes

July 20, 2014 20:12 IST

Nico Rosberg won his home German Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday to stretch his overall lead in the Formula One championship to 14 points.

Lewis Hamilton, his team mate and only real title rival, finished third after starting in 20th place and then charging through the field on an overcast afternoon that threatened rain without delivering.

Finland's Valtteri Bottas took second place for Williams, his third podium finish in a row, after Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa crashed at the start in a collision that brought out the safety car.

Rosberg's win was the first for a works Mercedes team in Germany since Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 and his fourth victory of the season.

Image: Nico Rosberg

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