Nico Rosberg says it is still too early to start thinking of the Formula 1 title despite taking his second win of the season in the British Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver benefited from the problems that hit teammate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel -- who both hit problems while in the lead -- to clinch his second victory in three races, having also won in Monaco. The result left Rosberg 50 points behind Vettel in the standings.
Rosberg was delighted with the progress Mercedes has made with its tire management issues, but reckons it is too early to start thinking about world championships.
"I wouldn't talk about that yet," said Rosberg when asked about his title hopes. "The team has already done such a fantastic job over the winter to come up with such a quick car in qualifying, and now we're progressing with tire management too and it's giving us a car quick enough to win races."
MERCEDES "EQUAL FASTEST" IN RACE
Rosberg felt Mercedes had a car that was at least as quick as Red Bull, and admitted the victory had been very special for him.
"It feels fantastic, it's a very, very special day. What makes it most special is that our factory is so close," he said. "The team has done such a fantastic job. We have such momentum at the moment.
"We're making progress all the time. We're massively quick in qualifying and we're getting faster and faster in the race. I think today we had the equal fastest race car as well."
The German said he felt sad for teammate Hamilton, who suffered a tire blow-out while leading from pole.
"With Lewis I definitely feel sorry for all the British fans as it would've been a great race for Lewis in front of his home crowd."