Nico Rosberg Completes Hat-Trick of Chinese Grand Prix Wins

Updated: 17 April 2016 13:51 IST

Nico Rosberg won the third race of the 2016 F1 season as he clinched the Chinese Grand Prix top spot. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel came second while red Bull's Daniil Kvyat finished third

Nico Rosberg Completes Hat-Trick of Chinese Grand Prix Wins
Nico Rosberg after winning the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. © AFP

Shanghai:

Nico Rosberg continued his rampant start to the Formula One season when he completed a hat-trick of wins at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. (Nico Rosberg Takes Pole at Chinese GP, Lewis Hamilton to Start in Back)

The Mercedes driver, triumphant at the opening two races in Australia and Bahrain, avoided trouble on a chaotic first lap at the Shanghai International Circuit to romp to the chequered flag ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat.

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton powered through the field to finish seventh after starting 22nd and last on the grid.

And that was despite losing his Mercedes front wing in a collision on an incident-packed opening lap which also saw the two Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel collide.

Daniel Ricciardo catapulted his Red Bull into the lead at the first bend from second on the grid, but suffered a puncture that enabled Rosberg to take a lead that he never relinquished.

Ricciardo eventually finished in fourth with Raikkonen fifth and Felipe Massa sixth in the Williams.

It was Rosberg's sixth consecutive victory, having won the final three races of the 2015 season.

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Topics mentioned in this article Nico Rosberg Chinese Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel Daniil Kvyat Formula 1
Highlights
  • HLIGHTS
  • Nico Rosberg has also won Australian and Bahrain GP in 2016 sea
  • He also won the last six races of the 2015 season
  • He is yet to win a F1 world championship
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