Rosberg cruises to Baku victory as Hamilton fumes at Mercedes


Nico Rosberg was serene as he led the European Grand Prix from the front as Baku's Formula One debut failed to live up to pre-race premonitions of on-track carnage.

World championship leader Rosberg led the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel home with Sergio Perez picking up a second podium spot of the season in third.

Lewis Hamilton had looked the man to beat in practice, but a qualifying crash meant he started 10th, before technical issues - and Formula One's radio ban - beset him after the midway point and he finished fifth.

An all-action race had been predicted on the streets of Azerbaijan's capital city, but four retirements through technical issues told a much different story in the end.

European Grand Prix

European Grand Prix