Germany's Rosberg wins China GP

Posted at Apr 16 2012 01:01 PM | Updated as of Apr 16 2012 09:01 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Germany’s Nico Rosberg celebrated the first victory of his Formula One career with a commanding pole-to-flag win for Mercedes in the Chinese Grand Prix.

Rosberg’s victory is his maiden grand prix win in 111 races and is the first by Mercedes as a works team since 195.

Rosberg made the best of starts and left the others behind. Even his teammate, seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, was unable to match Rosberg’s pace.

Britain’s Jenson Button finished a distant second for the Mercedes-powered McLaren, and Button’s teammate and compatriot Lewis Hamilton took third place. Mornings @ ANC, April 16, 2012.