Nico Rosberg, the son of former World Champion Keke Rosberg broke the duck finally to take his first ever F1 race victory one day after he had taken his first pole position in the 111th GP that he has contested. This is also the first time after 1955 that Mercedes has won on its own chassis with its own engine, the last time this being done by the peerless Juan Manuel Fangio. Nico Rosberg had a brilliant start to the race and except for the time when he had to pit, led the race throughout. Mercedes apart from breaking its own duck also had the good fortune of seeing the two McLarens of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton powered by their engines taking second and third places in the race. An all Mercedes engined podium then.
It was perhaps a little unfortunate that on a day that was so good for Mercedes the only aberration for them was the retirement of Michael Schumacher pretty early in the race in the second of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 cars. The retirement was forced due to the non-tightening of the screws on the front right wheel which led to the tyre smoking and tucking in forcing Schumacher to park the car.
Sebastian Vettel who started the race in 11th place provided a great deal of excitement and one point looked good for second on the podium before the McLarens of Button and Hamilton on fresher tyres leap frogged him for the podium positions and his teammate Mark Webber in the second Red Bull Racing Renault put an opportunist move to demote him to fifth.
Kamui Kobayashi who had a poor start from the third place on the grid managed to bring himself back into reckoning by salvaging a point for himself in tenth position while his teammate in the other Sauber took 11th. Kimi Raikonnen who also looked like a podium contender at one point lost ten places and more and finished outside the points in 14th position but his teammate in the Lotus Romain Grosjean took the sixth place after being one of the many to have demoted Raikonnen. The resurgence of the Williams F1 team continued with 7th and 8th positions going to Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado .
Ferrari continues to have a nightmare season with neither of their cars looking like winners but the heroics of Fernando Alonso saw him grab the ninth position and two points. The Sahara Force India cars of Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg finished outside the points in 12th and 15th positions while Felipe Massa continued his nightmare run and finished in 13th. Narain Karthikeyan finished in the 22nd position behind HRT teammate Pedro De La Rosa but ahead of Heikki Kovaleinen who was last in his Caterham Renault while his teammate Vitaly Petrov finished the race in 18th position.
Scuderia Toro Rosso had a race to forget with its drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean Eric Vergne finishing in 16th and 17th position while the Marussia F1 drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic managed to stay ahead of the HRT rivals in 19th and 20th positions.