Rosberg
Rosberg

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes celebrated winning the first race of the Formula One Grand Prix season here on Sunday, beating runner-up Lewis Hamilton after two-time champion driver Fernando Alonso (McLaren) crashed while trying to pass Esteban Gutierrez (Haas) on the 17th lap.

Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg was seventh and team-mate Sergio Perez was 13th.

“It’s been a great weekend. Thank you to the team. They’ve done an unbelievable job giving us this incredible car,” said Rosberg from the winner’s podium, reports Efe.

The German Mercedes driver crossed the Albert Park circuit finish line at s time of 1:48.15, ahead of his British team-mate Hamilton, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.

Formula 1 spectators have speculated on social media that the terrifying crash of the Spanish driver Alonso altered the results.

Alonso, who on Turn 3 collided with the back of Mexican Gutierrez’s Haas vehicle, had crashed against the wall and emerged shakily from the wrecked car, after which a break was called that allegedly affected the 19-lap gain Vettel had made on the other racers.

Though the race was over for the Spanish racer, “Fernando has visited the medical centre and has been formally okayed by doctors,” confirmed McLaren in a Twitter post.

  • SHARE
    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Ronaldo Named FIFA Men’s Best Player

    London, Oct 24 (IANS) Real Madrid star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday was named the FIFA men's player of the year during a star-studded night...

    Irfan Pathan Laments He Didn’t Get Help Despite Asking for It

    Irfan Pathan was quite a sensation during his heydey and almost five years after playing his last international match, the out of favour all-rounder...

    Dwayne Smith Denies Watching Chris Gayle Expose Himself in Front of Team Massuease Leanne...

    Witnesses bearing the consequences of being dishonest to court often end up in legal soup along with the parties involved the dispute on many...
    Ashes 2017-18, Matthew Wade, Selection Speculation, Peter Nevill, JLT Sheffield Shield, Australia Vs England, Gabba

    Ashes 2017/18: Matthew Wade Steer Clear of his Selection Speculation

    Australia first-choice wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade revealed he is not paying any heed whatsoever about his speculation of being picked for the upcoming Magellan...

    IND vs NZ 2017: Virat Kohli is Relishing the Captaincy – Sunil Gavaskar

    Even the legendary Sachin Tendulkar could not handle the pressure of being the captain of the team. Arguably the best batsman in the history...