THIS STORY APPEARS IN THE JULY 3 ISSUE OF MOTORSPORT ILLUSTRATED NEWS
Sometimes, you have to be a little bit lucky as well as good. Just ask Nico Rosberg.
The Mercedes driver started from second on the grid in last Sunday’s British Grand Prix, immediately lost a place off the line, and didn’t overtake a single car. As chaos – exploding tires, safety cars, reliability gremlins – reigned around him, Rosberg kept his cool, rode his good fortune and came away from Silverstone with his second win in the last three races – and, after his success at Monaco in May, a second success on one of F1’s most famed circuits.
Little wonder he could only grin when he removed his helmet and balaclava before stepping onto the podium.
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