At Hockenheim, as Lewis Hamilton was carving up the field and moving from the 14th starting position to win the F1 German Grand Prix, teammate Valtteri Bottas was asked during the race to hold position behind him.
"It was great to see so many red flags, German flags, so much support on the route", - said the driver in a short interview after completing the qualification. "I think it was still pretty exciting".
A mix-up in communication between the Mercedes pit wall and Hamilton saw the reigning world champion enter the pit lane on lap 53, only to bail out at the last moment and cut across the grass separating the pit lane entrance and the track. "You throw the ball up and serve it doesn't always go as an ace but today every single lap was as I planned".
'To get the one-two, especially after they re-signed us, is just a tremendous day for us.
Below the image, Hamilton wrote, "Guys, I'm on a plant-based diet and have been for a year now", adding that he feels "better than ever." .
"I'm sure I'll be able to get through to some point, but to where I don't know".
Pole-sitter Vettel had been in control of his home race, and looked destined to increase his title advantage over Hamilton before a late rain shower ensured a spectacular end.
'I'm just so grateful for the team and their belief in me.
Rosberg described his former Mercedes team-mate's comeback from 14th to take the win "unbelievable" and expects many more exciting races as the season progresses. The victory was a blow to Vettel who had gone into the race leading the championship by eight points and now heads to the next round in Hungary with a 17-point deficit to Hamilton. "I questioned it and it turned out to be the right thing".
Speaking after the race, Vettel said the small mistake resulted in a huge outcome for him as he loses the lead of the championship.
Before that Grand Prix, Vettel was only three points behind Hamilton with seven races remaining.
Asked why he tried to PUSH his Mercedes auto, Hamilton said: "I didn't really understand exactly what had happened so in my mind I was thinking, "Get the vehicle back to the track", but they asked me to turn the vehicle off".