In a chaotic race littered with accidents, red flags and two Safety Car interventions, the 27-year-old Nico Rosberg, son of 1983 victor and original 'flying Finn' Keke Rosberg, produced an impeccable and flawless race to claim the second win of his career.
The safety car came out twice during the race, once when Ferrari's Felipe Massa crashed and when Frenchman Romain Grosjean smashed his Lotus into Daniel Ricciardo's Toro Rosso.
Max Chilton lost control and moved across into Pastor Maldonado on his side, sending the Venezuelan off the wall and into the crash barriers. Chilton's teammate Jules Bianchi was dragged into the crash but no driver was hurt.
After more than two hours and 20 minutes of contested action, Rosberg came home ahead of second placed defending triple world champion German Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull team-mate Australian Mark Webber.
It was the first win by a Mercedes works team driver at the Monaco Grand Prix since Manfred Von Brauchitsch on August 8, 1937 and came 30 years on from his father's win. Keke Rosberg was watching from the paddock.
|3||Daniel RicciardoRed Bull||Australian||212|
|5||Max VerstappenToro Rosso||Dutch||165|
|8||Sergio PerezForce India||Mexican||80|
|9||Nico HulkenbergForce India||German||54|
|2||Red Bull||Daniel Ricciardo|
|4||Force India||Sergio Perez|
|7||Toro Rosso||Max Verstappen|