16 Apr 2012

Maiden F1 win for Nico Roseberg

9:07 am on 16 April 2012

A breakthrough win for Nico Rosberg and his Mercedes team at last night's Chinese Grand Prix, the 26 year old German driver leading throughout from pole position to win his first title in 111 races, and Mercedes their first win in 55 years.

Rosberg was pleasantly surprised after eneing a perfect weekend with victory by 20 seconds over McLaren's Jenson Button.

Lewis Hamilton's third straight third placing has given him a two point lead in the championship over Button.

Red Bull's Mark Webber was fourth and world champion Sebastian Vettel fifth.