Nico Rosberg, Mercedes win F1 European Grand Prix at Baku

Rosberg extends points lead as Lewis Hamilton finishes fifthAfter winning stick in front of a prior day, Nico Rosberg followed a feat by taking fastest path of a race, as well as held a lead from begin to finish Sunday afternoon to win a initial European Grand Prix for Mercedes upon a street circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan.Rosberg won by a outrageous 16.6-second margin over Sebastian Vettel with Sergio Perez finishing in third for a second time in three races by flitting Kimi Raikkonen with one path to go in a race.Rosberg's win puts him twenty-four points transparent of teammate Lewis Hamilton after a latter had dominated a last two races."It was an extraordinary day as well as an extraordinary weekend," pronounced Rosberg. "Everything went to plan as well as it was really awesome."Hamilton upon a other hand, had technical issues all competition as well as was not too pleased."I got my power back, but we only turned down my engine," he later stated. "I am not fully confident but there are many more races."Perez was ecstatic about his achievement, even after carrying to begin a competition from seventh, following a penalty for an engine change."My boys did an extraordinary job putting this automobile behind together," Perez said.For a rest of a points grid, Valtteri Bottas took sixth, forward of a Red Bull pair of Daniel Ricciardo as well as Max Verstappen, who finished seventh as well as eighth, respectively. Nico Hulkenberg as well as Felipe Massa took a last two indicate positions.Even if Rosberg broke his losing streak, he still does not wish to consider about a championship only yet."I am only thinking about this week end as well as we am starting to celebrate tonight," Rosberg concluded.Grand Prix of Europe Race ResultsBaku, Azerbaijan1, Nico Rosberg (Germany)2, Sebastian Vettel (Germany). +16.6 seconds3, Sergio Perez (Mexico)4, Kimi Raikkonen (Finland)5, Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain)6, Valtteri Bottas (Finland)7, Daniel Ricciardo (Australia)8, Max Verstappen (Netherlands)9, Nico Hulkenberg (Germany)10, Felipe Massa (Brazil)11, Jenson Button (Great Britain )12, Felipe Nasr (Brazil)13, Romain Grosjean (France)14, Kevin Magnussen (Denmark)15, Jolyon Palmer (Great Britain)16, Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico)17, Markus Ericsson (Sweden)RETIREMENTS:18, Rio Haryanto (Indonesia)19, Fernando Alonso (Spain)20, Pascal Wehrlein (Germany)21, Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain)22, Dani Kvyat (Russia) By Mark Gero

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