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autoviva2015-05-11 12:15:50

Nico Rosberg wins in Barcelona

German driver from Mercedes won his first race of the season

 
 
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Nico Rosberg dominated the race in Barcelona from start to finish

With an absolute domination, Nico Rosberg returned to winning ways in Formula 1, at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. The German led another one-two win from MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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that continues to dominate this season.

Starting from pole position, Rosberg remained in the lead throughout the whole race, leaving team-mate Lewis Hamilton 17 seconds away and Sebastian Vettel completing the podium further 27 seconds behind.

In the championship standings, Rosberg cut the lead to Hamilton to 20 points and increased it to 11 points to Vettel.

The Spanish Grand Prix won't go down in history as a great rush of excitement as the layout of the circuit does not allow many overtakings. The race decisions took place on the pits, depending too much on strategy.

With Rosberg clearly in front, the race was to be discussed between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. The British lost his second place from qualifying at the start and soon realized he would not get past the German on the track.

After the first round to the pits, where a problem in changing a tire caused a three-second delay forced Mercedes to change strategy. On the second stop it was clear that Hamilton was moving to a three-stops strategy. The British came out ahead of Vettel and forced the pace to achieve sufficient advantage to stay ahead of the German after the third stop to stay. A strategy that turned out successful.

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Valtteri Bottas finished in fourth ahead of Kimi Raikkonen from FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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and his teammate Felipe Massa. Daniel Ricciardo continues to fight for good results for Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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and managed to finish once again in the points in seventh place, ahead of Lotus'LotusLotusUnited Kingdom, 1952 > present68 models
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Romain Grosjean.

On the last lap of the race Carlos Sainz Jr. from Toro RossoToro RossoToro RossoItaly, 2006 > present10 models
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stole ninth place from Daniil Kvyat after a contact between the tires of the two cars. The Russian still grabbed the last scoring position.

Now check the Drivers' and Manufacturers' standings.

Spanish Grand Prix Results
Pos. Driver Country Team Time Points
1 Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes 1:41:12.555s 25
2 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 17.551s 18
3 Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari 45.342s 15
4 Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams 59.217s 12
5 Kimi Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 60.002s 10
6 Felipe Massa BRA Williams 81.314s 8
7 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 1 lap 6
8 Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus 1 lap 4
9 Carlos Sainz ESP Toro Rosso 1 lap 2
10 Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull 1 lap 1
11 Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 1 lap 0
12 Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber 1 lap 0
13 Sergio Perez MEX Force India 1 lap 0
14 Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber 1 lap 0
15 Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India 1 lap 0
16 Jenson Button GBR McLaren 1 lap 0
17 Will Stevens GBR Marussia 3 laps 0
18 Roberto Merhi ESP Marussia 4 laps 0
RT Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus DNF 0
RT Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren DNF 0

 

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