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Nico Rosberg wins home race in Monaco - Mercedes take all the top honours from Monaco, except the fastest lap

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Nico Rosberg wins home race in Monaco
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Nico Rosberg held on to the lead throughout the Monaco Grand Prix to take victory around the streets that he grew up in. It’s the Mercedes driver’s second victory in F1, but it wasn’t easy as he had to lead through several safety cars and a red flag period.

Felipe Massa brought out the safety car when he suffered a second identical crash to the one that saw him unable to participate in qualifying. He was taken to the medical centre but released okay.

The race was red flagged when Max Chilton closed the door on Pastor Maldonado, taking off the Williams front wing. Maldonado ran over the wing, was launched in the air and into the barriers, which detached themselves and moved almost all the way across the circuit.

The race restarted behind the safety car and it wasn’t long before it was back for a final time when Romain Grosjean crashed into the back of Daniel Ricciardo’s Toro Rosso.

Rosberg took victory, with teammate Lewis Hamilton losing out behind the Safety Car to finish fourth - the two Red Bull drivers moved up onto the podium, with Vettel ahead of Webber.