Rosberg wins European GP to extend F1 title lead

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) Formula One's pit-to-driver radio restrictions played a decisive role in Sunday's European Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg got assistance in solving an engine-setting glitch and sailed away to an easy victory, while his Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton was frustrated at getting no help in fixing an identical problem and finished a distant fifth.

Rosberg's win at the Baku street circuit pushed his lead over Hamilton in the drivers' championship from nine points to 24.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finished second, 16.6 seconds adrift of Rosberg, while Force India's Sergio Perez passed Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen on the penultimate lap to take third.

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Formula 1 Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 N.Rosberg 141 5
2 L.Hamilton 117 2
3 S.Vettel 96 0
4 K.Raikkonen 81 0
5 D.Ricciardo 78 0
6 M.Verstappen 54 1
7 V.Bottas 52 0
8 S.Perez 39 0
9 F.Massa 38 0
10 D.Kvyat 22 0
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