German F1 stars react to World Cup victory

Mercedes tweet

German Formula One racers past and present have reacted to their nation's World Cup victory over Argentina yesterday.

While their football side has finally reclaimed the ultimate prize following a 24-year wait, German success on the grand prix scene has been almost constant for the past two decades. Michael Schumacher won an incredible seven world titles between 1994 and 2004, and in 2010 Sebastian Vettel picked up the mantle by winning four championships in succession.

This season the Mercedes team have been dominant, with their drivers - Germany's Nico Rosberg and Brit Lewis Hamilton - currently one-two in the drivers' world championship. As well as Vettel and Rosberg, the country can also lay claim to the highly-rated Nico Hulkenberg and Sauber's Adrian Sutil.

And some of those stars took to Twitter to celebrate their nation's win over Argentina in the Maracana yesterday.

Current F1 championship leader Nico Rosberg.

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg.

German squad and current F1 pace-setters Mercedes.

Hulkenberg's Force India team also congratulated their driver's homeland.

Former F1 racer Nick Heidfeld.

Former F1 driver Timo Glock.


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