Nico Rosberg wins first Grand Prix
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg claimed his first Formula One race victory in 111 attempts as he led from pole position to take the Chinese Grand Prix in style on Sunday.
The German's faultless drive in Shanghai saw him comfortably home ahead of the McLarens of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.
The Red Bull of Mark Webber was fourth and reigning two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel fifth.
Rosberg showed no early nerves from pole position and made the perfect start to stay ahead of team-mate Michael Schumacher going into the crucial first corner at an overcast but dry Shanghai International Circuit.
The big loser at the start was Vettel, whose nightmare weekend got slightly worse when he slipped from 11th on the grid to 15th.
With the seven-time champion Schumacher using all his experience to act as a buffer from the chasing pack, Rosberg was able to stretch his lead with 10 of the 56 laps under his belt in relative comfort.
Published April 15 2012