Nico Rosberg races into top spot for the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix
Need for speed
The 29-year-old German wins the Monaco Grand Prix for the third year in a row
While Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton started the Monaco Grand Prix race in pole position, it was his teammate, Nico Rosberg, who finished the race first.
Raised in Monaco, Rosberg's victory on his home ground is one that will go down in history. He joins Brazilian Ayrton Senna, Frenchman Alain Prost, and Briton Graham Hill in the Formula 1 Hall of Fame as the fourth driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix for the third consecutive time.
Hamilton, who finished in third position, led the 78-lap race up until lap 64, when Max Verstappen lost control of his car and crashed straight into the safety barriers. As the safety car made its way down the track, the Mercedes team chose to call Hamilton's car into the pit stop. The ill-timed move caused Hamilton to emerge behind Rosberg and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel – who finished second in the race.
Speaking about his victory, Rosberg said: "I know it was a lot of luck today. Lewis drove brilliantly and would have deserved to win but I am happy."