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Rosberg matches feat of his father

Mon., May 27, 2013

MONACO – Even though he matched his father in winning the Monaco Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg believes he’s a long way from completing another father-and-son double by clinching the world title as well.

Rosberg kept his cool amid the chaos to win the crash-marred race on Sunday to give Mercedes its first victory of the season. The win also matched the feat of his father, Keke Rosberg, who won in Monaco in 1983 – a year after he won his only F1 title.

Nico Rosberg, though, is sixth in the overall standings and still 60 points behind leader Sebastian Vettel.

Rosberg began from the pole position for the third straight GP, but had to re-start three times after the race was held up by a safety car, a red flag and the safety car again.

The German finished ahead of Vettel and his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber. Lewis Hamilton finished fourth.

After winning, the 27-year-old Rosberg danced on the top of his car before jumping off to hug team members.

Rosberg won his other race from pole at the China GP last year and his previous best result this season was fourth place.



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