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Auto racing: Rosberg wins Monaco Grand Prix

Published May 26, 2013 9:36 pm

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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.

"I don't want to talk about [the title] at all," Rosberg said. "We should not get overexcited for the next couple of races. We still have a bit of an issue with our race pace, and also with the development race, everyone is pushing forward. So I am definitely not thinking of the championship, I am today just thinking about Monaco."

He played down the emotional significance of matching his father's achievement.

"It's special, but honestly, that's not what I was thinking of when I was crossing the finish line," Rosberg said.

Still, he did enjoy the occasion of winning only his second career GP in the place where he spent much of his childhood.

Rosberg began from the pole position for the third straight GP, but had to restart 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.