” Nico Rosberg took Mercedes’ first victory of the season at an action-packed Monaco Grand Prix, which featured two safety car periods and a red flag.
Sebastian Vettel finished second but never really looked in contention for the win after he crossed the line 3.8s behind the flawless Rosberg. Mark Webber completed the podium in third after resisting sustained pressure from Lewis Hamilton during the race. Hamilton had been second at the start but lost out to the Red Bulls when he had to pit behind Rosberg during the first safety car period.
Adrian Sutil drove a well-measured race to take a fully-deserved fifth place, picking off Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button with overtaking moves at the Loews Hairpin along the way. Button finished sixth ahead of Alonso, Jean-Eric Vergne, Paul di Resta and Kimi Raikkonen in tenth, who had to make a late pit stop and charged back into the points from 16th in the final ten laps. ”