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F1 Australian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg wins ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo fourth

ABC News ABC News 20/03/2016

Nico Rosberg has claimed victory at an exciting and eventful Australian Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two. © AAP Image/Julian Smith Nico Rosberg has claimed victory at an exciting and eventful Australian Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two. Nico Rosberg has claimed victory at an exciting and eventful Australian Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two.

The Mercedes driver crossed the line ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, with Australia's Daniel Ricciardo finishing fourth.

The Ferrari driver had shaken things up from the start of the race by careening to the front of the field ahead of the Mercedes.

A spectacular crash from Fernando Alonso on the 17th lap halted the race and erased the advantage Vettel had built over the Mercedes drivers.

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