Nico Rosberg is not getting over excited about challenging for the 2013 Formula 1 title, despite dominating the Monaco Grand Prix for Mercedes.
The German topped every session across the weekend, before leading every lap of the race en route to victory. But despite the win, and a run of three pole positions in a row, Rosberg is keeping his title ambitions in check. He is still 60 points behind leader Sebastian Vettel in the standings, where he sits sixth.
"I don't want to talk about [the title] at all, because two weeks ago we were 70 seconds away [from victory]," Rosberg said. "Today we were in a much better positions. It is a different track, and I had chance to take it easy, saving the tires.
"We should not get over-excited 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."
Speaking of the win – his second in F1 – Rosberg said it was a childhood dream come true.
"When I was quite young watching this race, my first memory was Ayrton Senna with the yellow helmet in the red and white [car]. This is the most special race for me to win, it was incredible, unreal. That is what is special about the sport, so unreal – all these emotions make up for the difficult moments you get. It is amazing."