Nico Rosberg won an incident-packed F1 Monaco Grand Prix, guiding his Mercedes home ahead of the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Lewis Hamilton finished in fourth position.
Adrian Sutil came home fifth to cap a very positive weekend for Force India, the German finishing ahead of Jenson Button in sixth and Fernando Alonso in seventh. Jean Eric Vergne secured eighth position ahead of Paul Di Resta, who will be incredibly satisfied to bring his car home in ninth place, having qualified 17th on the grid.
Kimi Raikkonen finished tenth despite developing a puncture late in the race.
The race lacked action in the opening stages, but it came alive after Felipe Massa crashed his Ferrari at Sainte Deote in a repeat of his accident in final practice on Saturday. This triggered a need for a safety car period, which allowed the Red Bulls of Vettel and Webber to sneak ahead of Hamilton, who pitted too slowly for new tyres.
Two more safety car periods followed. One, which resulted in a red flag and temporary race stoppage, was caused when Max Chilton sent Pastor Maldonado’s car airborne on lap 46. A third safety car period was caused when Roman Grosjean shunted into the back of Daniel Ricciardo’s Torro Rosso, putting both drivers out of the race.
Rosberg’s win sees him echo the result of his father, Keke Rosberg, who won a cash-strewn Monaco Grand Prix in 1983.