Rosberg wins season-opening Australian GP

Posted at Mar 17 2014 11:31 AM | Updated as of Mar 17 2014 07:31 PM

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In Formula 1, Nico Rosberg drew first blood for Mercedes in the new season with a dominant Australian Grand Prix victory.

The 28-year-old German capitalized on a brilliant start from third on the grid, snatching the lead before the first turn and roaring to a 24.5-second victory, ahead of Red Bulls’ Daniel Ricciardo.

After the race, Ricciardo was stripped of his podium finish after his car was found to have broken fuel regulations.

The decision meant McLaren’s Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen was promoted from third to second, with Jenson Button taking third place. -- Mornings @ ANC, March 17, 2014.