F1: Rosberg wins European GP

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Baku, June 19 (IANS) Mercedes’ German driver Nico Rosberg won the European Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit here on Sunday, tightening his hold on the top spot in the Formula One drivers’ standings.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany finished second and Mexican Sergio Perez, who drives for Force India, took third place, reports Efe.

Rosberg’s teammate, Briton Lewis Hamilton, finished in fifth place.

Rosberg, who started from the pole position, has now won 19 F1 titles.

Hamilton came into Baku fresh off wins in Monaco and Canada, crashed on Saturday and started the race from the 10th position.

Finnish Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen took the fourth place, edging out Hamilton.

Rosberg has 141 points in the F1 drivers’ standings, while Hamilton has 117 and Vettel has 96.

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