Nico Rosberg finally turned the tables on Lewis Hamilton by winning from pole in Spain, albeit on a day when things didn’t go perfectly for the World Championship leader.
Rosberg said his only frustration was that Sebastian Vettel wasn’t able to hang on to second and take more points from Hamilton.
“Just a fantastic weekend,” he said. “Everything worked out on Saturday and Sunday. It all came together. I’m very happy and that’s it.
“At one point I thought maybe, who knows, maybe Sebastian can keep Lewis behind, which on the one side isn’t good for the team, but in terms of my points… It’s always a compromise, for my points that would have been better.
“But that’s the way it is. Seven points [gained on Hamilton] is better than nothing and a fantastic team result today to be first and second, especially after the two-and-a half-week break. Everybody brought upgrades here but still we’re dominating in such a way, and that’s fantastic to see and more than at the last race.”
Rosberg was adamant that he had put earlier disappointments behind him.
“Bahrain was a long time ago and I’m not really thinking about the past too much. Bahrain was an exciting race, which gave me a boost, and the only thing that was wrong as the result – and I wanted to change that for this weekend. Now the result came as well so I’m very happy with that today. We’re just going to enjoy this win as an individual race. It’s great to close up seven points to Lewis, great to go to Monaco next – I really like that track – that’s it. Early days.”