Red Bull’s young F1 sensation Max Verstappen secured the third podium place following another impressive performance.
Verstappen started from third at Silverstone and attacks Rosberg through the early part of the race as the track dried following a rain shower, following Verstappen take second place from Rosberg.
The Dutchman was powerless to stop Rosberg from passing, leaving him to cross the line in third place and record his third podium finish in Formula 1.
Following experiencing the dynamism of the 130,000 crowd during the post-race podium ceremonies, he said: “That was just amazing, they are cheering for a non-British driver – I think maybe I need to change my passport.”
“It was very exciting, but very tricky in the beginning,” said Verstappen.
“I think I stopped one lap too late. I did my own race, but unfortunately Nico got past me – but thank-you to Red Bull for this car.
“In the beginning, it was very difficult to see where I was going, but even on slick tyres, the car was doing what it should and we were close to the Mercedes.”
His passing move on Rosberg, round the outside at Becketts, was a stunning example of his talent and courage and a candidate for move of the season.
“I felt the car had a lot of grip there, around the outside, so you can make that move and I think it worked well,” he said.
Later in the race, he was told that Rosberg, who had regained second place, had a gearbox problem.
“I tried to close the gap and get past, but once you get into dirty air it’s difficult to get even closer,” he said.
“I have to say a thank-you to the team for giving me such a great car for the weekend.”