Mercedes' Nico Rosberg cruises to victory at Australian GP

Mar 16, 2014    

Melbourne: Nico Rosberg celebrated a dominant win for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday while Red Bull's home hero Daniel Ricciardo suffered the heartbreak of being stripped of his first podium hours after the finish.Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and world champion Sebastian Vettel retired early on with reliability problems, the German's exit ending his record run of nine successive victories racked up for Red Bull since last August.Rosberg, Hamilton's German team mate, capitalised on a brilliant start from third on the grid to snatch the lead before the first turn an...

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