Mercedes Petronas AMG started the F1 season in style by winning 1-2 at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. Nico Rosberg won the race starting from 2nd in the grid, while Lewis Hamilton came in at 2nd starting from pole position.
Nico Rosberg’s victory was his second in Melbourne, coming two years after his first and 31 years after his father Keke won the very first race on Australian soil in Adelaide. Rosberg has now won four successive races, his win streak starting in Mexico last year. Mercedes meanwhile have been victorious for seven straight races.
In finishing second, Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of six podium finishes in Australia. On Saturday the Briton joined the great German in becoming one of just three drivers (the other being Ayrton Senna) to have scored 50 or more pole positions in F1 racing.