Rosberg also got the best time in the race on lap 67 after he completed it in 1:20 minutes.
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Nico Rosberg started in pole position ahead of Mercedes teammate and 2015 drivers’ champion Lewis Hamilton. As has so often been the case, Hamilton attacked going into the first turn, but this time the German managed to rescue his advantage.
The first round was a surprise after Spaniard Fernando Alonso had an accident with Finland’s Kimi Räikkönen