The 2014 Formula One season so far

26 March 2014 05:01

The 2014 Formula One season so far:

Australian Grand Prix - March 16

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led from start to finish as rivals dropped out with mechanical problems in a race that saw Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo controversially disqualified from second place over new fuel rules. As teams grappled with widespread technical changes, pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and world champion Sebastian Vettel both retired early, leaving Rosberg victorious by a wide margin ahead of Ricciardo and McLaren's Danish debutant Kevin Magnussen. Ricciardo, newly arrived at Red Bull, was later disqualified from the first podium finish of his career for a technical infringement, prompting an appeal from his team.

Standings: Nico Rosberg 25 points, Kevin Magnussen 18, Jenson Button 15

Source: AFP