Lewis Hamilton was poised to pressure Nico Rosberg for victory but it was another Mercedes technical problem which secured a home win for the British driver
Nico Rosberg’s third win of the year in the Austrian Grand Prix means he is further ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the championship than ever before.
Mercedes presented their rivals a chance to win and it was Daniel Ricciardo who capitalised with a stunning drive to his first grand prix victory.
Nico Rosberg denied Lewis Hamilton and repeated his Monaco win of one year ago while Jules Bianchi ended Marussia’s long wait for their first points.
Lewis Hamilton took the lead of the drivers’ championship off his team mate in Spain – but Nico Rosberg didn’t give it up without a fight.
Lewis Hamilton took the 25th victory of his Formula One career in the Chinese Grand Prix – and he hasn’t had many wins that were more straightforward.
After an unremarkable race in Malaysia the Bahrain Grand Prix produced a sublime sporting contest – and hopefully reminded F1’s detractors just how good it can be.
Lewis Hamilton checked Nico Rosberg’s early lead in the championship in Malaysia by heading the first Mercedes one-two since 1955.
While Rosberg romped to a widely expected win for Mercedes, F1’s brave new world faced an old problem. A popular second place for Ricciardo was scotched on a technicality hours after the race ended.