Rosberg always expected to win
Nico Rosberg always believed he would one day savour the winner's champagne in Formula One.
After claiming his maiden pole position on Saturday at the 111th time of asking, Rosberg followed that up with his debut win in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, 30 years after father Keke took his first chequered flag.
Such a weekend finally ends all the doubts that have surrounded the 26-year-old German and Mercedes since their return to the sport in 2010 after a 55-year hiatus.
Rosberg never shared those concerns, saying: "I was convinced my time would come when the car was ready, and this race was it.
"I'm now definitely looking forward to many more because this is an unbelievable feeling.
"It's been a long time coming for me, and for the team as well over the past two years and a bit.
"Now it's finally here it's just amazing, definitely very special and just nice to see how quickly we are now progressing.
"To win my first race and everything that comes with it, with the team I have, with everybody who has been working together for more than two years now, it's a very happy moment."
Only four drivers in F1 history have had to wait longer than Rosberg to claim victory - Jenson Button (113), Jarno Trulli (117), Rubens Barrichello (124) and Mark Webber (131).
Like current drivers Button and Webber, who finished second and fourth respectively, sandwiching Lewis Hamilton, Rosberg is hoping further wins will now follow swiftly.
Rosberg added: "Niki (Lauda) just said, from now on winning gets easy. If that's the case, I'll take it, he must know."
Button also had words of encouragement for Rosberg as he feels he will almost certainly win again this year.
"With some people it's amazing how it (winning) can happen very quickly if you can find yourself in the right situation, whilst for others it takes a little more time," Button said.
"It's just different for all of us. I'm sure this won't be Nico's first and last win.
"Mercedes seem very competitive this year and Nico obviously did not put a foot wrong all weekend.
"So it's looking like it's going to be a good battle this year, which is good to see."
Mercedes' previous failings with the Pirelli tyres in Australia and Malaysia, contributing to their haul of just one point from those two races, were nowhere to be seen in China.
However, Rosberg concedes the situation could turn on its head again next weekend in Bahrain, where temperatures will be over 30 degrees centigrade.
"For sure we need to be careful. In qualifying we'll be strong in Bahrain, that's been pretty clear now from all the past races," Rosberg said.
"As for the race? Who knows. Even here to predict our performance was impossible. I really didn't know what to expect so Bahrain, with temperatures being hotter, we don't know.
"For sure we're progressing. That's important and we're doing much better, but if it's enough for Bahrain, I don't know."