Nico Rosberg wins German Grand Prix

(AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th.

"It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, who led throughout to become the first German to triumph at Hockenheim since Michael Schumacher won in 2006.

Hamilton, who crashed in qualifying and survived a number of scrapes throughout the race, could not pass Valtteri Bottas in the closing laps and the Finn took second to give Williams its 300th F1 podium finish.

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Formula 1 Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 N.Rosberg 190 4
2 L.Hamilton 176 5
3 D.Ricciardo 106 1
4 F.Alonso 97 0
5 V.Bottas 91 0
6 S.Vettel 82 0
7 N.Hulkenberg 69 0
8 J.Button 59 0
9 K.Magnussen 37 0
10 F.Massa 30 0
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