Sebastian Vettel finally won his home Grand Prix in Germany after holding off the challenge of Kimi Raikkonen in the closing laps at the Nurburgring.
It was the reigning three-time World Champion’s first win in July, an unusual statistic that has followed him around in recent years.
“To be honest, for sure, there are a lot of expectations,” said Vettel of the pressures of racing at home. “Especially when you have a good car and for a couple of years you’ve had a good run, when you come to home soil (and) people expect you to win. I think the whole team, including myself, we never ever let that get to our head, but it just feels very, very sweet now to have succeeded after a couple of tries. Sometimes we were close.