Australian F1 Grand Prix 2014 Results: Winner, Standings, Stats and Reaction

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Australian F1 Grand Prix 2014 Results: Winner, Standings, Stats and Reaction
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Nico Rosberg won the opening race of the 2014 Formula One season with a dominant display in Melbourne, Australia.

The German driver took advantage of reliability issues that hampered his team-mate and pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton, taking the chequered flag well clear of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren's Kevin Magnussen.

But Ricciardo's joy at finishing in second place in his home grand prix was to be short-lived, as he was disqualified after breaching fuel consumption rules per BBC Sport.

McLaren lead the constructors' championship after week one, as Jenson Button was reinstated in third place following Ricciardo's disqualification. Fernando Alonso had to settle for a fourth place finish, whilst his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen finished down in seventh on his second debut in Ferrari red.

World Champion Sebastian Vettel couldn't make it 10 race wins in a row, as he was lost power early on and had to withdraw.

Mercedes man Rosberg emerged in first place following a chaotic start to the grand prix. But once the 28-year-old German hit the front, his lead never looked in danger. 

Here's the story of the race, including full results, updated standings and post-race reaction:

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