Rosberg ends Mercedes' long wait for glory

Rosberg ends Mercedes' long wait for glory

Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes its first Formula 1 win in 57 years with a commanding drive in China. Michele Merlino analyses this and all the other stats and facts from Shanghai

Nico Rosberg finally ended Mercedes' long wait for a grand prix win with his superb drive in China. The German's win – his first in Formula 1, and at the 111th attempt – is the manufacturer's first since the 1955 Italian Grand Prix.

The victory is an important one for the sport, as Rosberg becomes the first new winner for 49 races – the longest spell between maiden successes in the sport's history. The last first-time winner was Mark Webber, at the 2009 German Grand Prix.

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