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Rosberg scores first victory in Chinese GP

April 15, 2012 14:35 IST

Nico Rosberg won the Chinese Grand Prix for Mercedes from pole position on Sunday.

It is the first victory in his 111-race Formula One career.

Britain's Jenson Button finished second for McLaren. Team mate and compatriot Lewis Hamilton placed third for the third race in a row to take the championship lead.

Rosberg's victory was the first by Mercedes, as a works team, since 1955 when Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio won the Italian Grand Prix from pole.