Mark Hughes: Mercedes' Monaco masterplan

Mark Hughes: Mercedes' Monaco masterplan

Thirty years after his father's Monaco success, Nico Rosberg repeated the feat with an equally impressive drive. Mark Hughes explains how Mercedes kept its rivals under control

It was a lot sunnier than the last time a Rosberg won in Monaco, two years before Nico was even born. Thirty years have passed, the hair has greyed, but Keke was around on Sunday to watch his boy produce a start-to-finish demonstration of superiority every bit as resounding as his own. In another nice historical parallel, it was Nico's second career victory, just as it had been Keke's.

After winning the 1982 championship, Rosberg Sr's Formula 1 career eventually hit a brick wall in the form of a team-mate called Alain Prost – who was here to conduct the podium interviews – and, coming into this season, many wondered if his son's might stall against Lewis Hamilton.

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