Rosberg wins Australian Grand Prix


 

MELBOURNE: Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two as he won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne Sunday, crossing the line 8.3sec ahead of teammate and world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Former four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel finished third for Ferrari, having jumped the Mercedes pair at the start and leading until his final pit stop.

Results from the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne, on Sunday:

1. Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) 302.271 km at 1hr 48min 15.565sec (average speed 167.526 kph)

2. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) at 8.060 sec

3. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Ferrari) at 9.643

4. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Red Bull) at 24.330

5. Felipe Massa (BRA/Williams) at 58.979

6. Romain Grosjean (FRA/Haas) at 1:12.081 7. Nico H|lkenberg (GER/Force India) at 1:14.199

8. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams) at 1:15.153

9. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/Toro Rosso) at 1:15.680

10. Max Verstappen (NED/Toro Rosso) at 1:16.833

11. Jolyon Palmer (GBR/Renault) at 1:23.399

12. Kevin Magnussen (DEN/Renault) at 1:25.606

13. Sergio Perez (MEX/Force India) at 1:31.699

14. Jenson Button (GBR/McLaren) at 1 lap

15. Felipe Nasr (BRA/Sauber) at 1 lap

16. Pascal Wehrlein (GER/Manor) at 1 lap Note classified: Daniil Kvyat (RUS/Red Bull): retired 1st lap Fernando Alonso (ESP/McLaren): 17th lap Esteban Gutierrez (MEX/Haas):17th lap Rio Haryanto (INA/Manor): 18th lap Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Ferrari): 22th lap Marcus Ericsson (SWE/Sauber): 39th lap

AFP