Formula 1 Race Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix champion, after a huge crash for McLaren’s Fernando Alonso.
While race started a bad start dropped Lewis Hamilton from pole to sixth but he fought to the second level.
The turning point of Rosberg took advantage when the race was stopped following Alonso’s high-speed barrel-roll to switch strategy and overhaul early leader Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
Sebastian Vettel’s main strategy gamble on super-soft tyres in the mid-race failed and he took third ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.
The Latest Relive of the Australian GP
The thrilled minute of the race, with action throughout the field they provided the start to the season for which F1’s bosses were hoping.
But in that situation that is unpredictable nature meant it was impossible to form a definitive judgement on the exact relative competitiveness of the Mercedes and Ferrari teams who will dispute the season F1.