Rosberg cruised to victory. Mercedes AMG Petronas
Formula 1 has become accustomed to the dulcet tones of the German national anthem playing following the conclusion of a race but it was Nico Rosberg who took top honours as the sport kicked into life in Australia.
Rosberg took the lead at the start and controlled proceedings throughout. Aside from a minor problem at his second stop – in which the left front caketin was damaged - it was plain sailing. Rosberg’s advantage was ominously large over the rest of the field; he was able to cruise for much of the race and he still had a 20 second advantage over his nearest rivals. The tantalising question is how Rosberg will compare to Mercedes...
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