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Rosberg's Mercedes wins Chinese F1 GP - 57 years since Fangio gave Silver Arrows last victory

Rosberg's Mercedes wins Chines...
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Rosberg signs autographs
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Rosberg signs autographs
Michael Schumacher
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Michael Schumacher
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Rosberg in the 2012 Mercedes Silver Arrow F1 Car
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Rosberg in the 2012 Mercedes Silver Arrow F1 Car
Nicco Rosberg
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Nicco Rosberg
A long winning history has just had an extra chapter added
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A long winning history has just had an extra chapter added
Fans at the Shanghai circuit during practive on Friday
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Fans at the Shanghai circuit during practive on Friday
Rosberg
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Rosberg
The Silver Arrow of Rosberg leaves the pits
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The Silver Arrow of Rosberg leaves the pits
Schumacher's Mercedes in Shanghai
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Schumacher's Mercedes in Shanghai
The spectacular Shanghai circuit
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The spectacular Shanghai circuit
The spectacular Shanghai circuit
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The spectacular Shanghai circuit
Schumacher's Mercedes in Shanghai
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Schumacher's Mercedes in Shanghai
The Mercedes Silver Arrow 2012
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The Mercedes Silver Arrow 2012
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Schumacher is more relaxed these days
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Schumacher is more relaxed these days
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Nico Rosberg
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Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Michael Schumacher might well have been on the podium too but for a mistake in his first pit stop
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Michael Schumacher might well have been on the podium too but for a mistake in his first pit stop
Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Nico Rosberg
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Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
Michael Schumacher
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Michael Schumacher
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After qualifying in Shanghai - Hamilton, Rosberg and Schumacher - a grid penalty to Hamilton meant Mercedes locked up the front row for the first time in 57 years
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After qualifying in Shanghai - Hamilton, Rosberg and Schumacher - a grid penalty to Hamilton meant Mercedes locked up the front row for the first time in 57 years
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The Mercedes team in China
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The Mercedes team in China
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Nicco Rosberg in the 2012 Mercedes Silver Arrow
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Nicco Rosberg in the 2012 Mercedes Silver Arrow
Rosberg now joins the front runners of Grand Prix racing
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Rosberg now joins the front runners of Grand Prix racing
Nicco Rosberg
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Nicco Rosberg
Fangio and “The Blue Wonder” racing car carrier from Mercedes-Benz with a W 196 R Formula 1 racing car on its loading platform at Hockenheim in 1955.
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Fangio and “The Blue Wonder” racing car carrier from Mercedes-Benz with a W 196 R Formula 1 racing car on its loading platform at Hockenheim in 1955.
The 1955 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps was won by Fangio in a Mercedes-Benz W 196 R.
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The 1955 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps was won by Fangio in a Mercedes-Benz W 196 R.
Fangio winning the 1955 Argentinean Grand Prix in Buenos Aires. He was the only top driver to go the duration of the race without being relieved and won easily.
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Fangio winning the 1955 Argentinean Grand Prix in Buenos Aires. He was the only top driver to go the duration of the race without being relieved and won easily.
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Fangio at the 1955 Argentinian GP
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Fangio at the 1955 Argentinian GP
Fangio at the 1955 Argentinian GP
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Fangio at the 1955 Argentinian GP
Stirling Moss and Fangio lead the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree on July 16, 1955, both driving Mercedes-Benz W 196 R monopostos.
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Stirling Moss and Fangio lead the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree on July 16, 1955, both driving Mercedes-Benz W 196 R monopostos.
The last win for the Silver Arrows was this one - Fangio takes the flag at the 1955 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, on September 11, 1955.
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The last win for the Silver Arrows was this one - Fangio takes the flag at the 1955 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, on September 11, 1955.
The 1955 Grand Prix of Buenos Aires saw Juan Manuel Fangio win the race in a Mercedes-Benz W 196 powered by the engine from the 300 SLR.
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The 1955 Grand Prix of Buenos Aires saw Juan Manuel Fangio win the race in a Mercedes-Benz W 196 powered by the engine from the 300 SLR.
Juan Manuel Fangio in the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R racing car on his way to winning th Argentinean Grand Prix in Buenos Aires on January 16, 1955. Winning driver.
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Juan Manuel Fangio in the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R racing car on his way to winning th Argentinean Grand Prix in Buenos Aires on January 16, 1955. Winning driver.
Juan Manual Fangio
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Juan Manual Fangio
The covers are pulled over the Silver Arrows for the last time in 1955. Pictured are Stirling Moss, the colourful Mercedes race manager Alfred Neubauer and probably the greatest of all-time, Juan Manuel Fangio
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The covers are pulled over the Silver Arrows for the last time in 1955. Pictured are Stirling Moss, the colourful Mercedes race manager Alfred Neubauer and probably the greatest of all-time, Juan Manuel Fangio
Fangio after winning the first Grand Prix of the 1955 season in Argentina
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Fangio after winning the first Grand Prix of the 1955 season in Argentina
Fangio leads the 1955 Belgian Grand Prix.
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Fangio leads the 1955 Belgian Grand Prix.
One of the most talented driver pairings in Grand Prix history - Sterling Moss (centre left) and Juan Manual Fangio (centre right)
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One of the most talented driver pairings in Grand Prix history - Sterling Moss (centre left) and Juan Manual Fangio (centre right)
Juan Manuel Fangio winning the Italian Grand Prix on 11 September 1955. It was the last Grand Prix won by the Silver Arrows before today
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Juan Manuel Fangio winning the Italian Grand Prix on 11 September 1955. It was the last Grand Prix won by the Silver Arrows before today
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Fangio
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Fangio
Fangio won the 1955 world title easily as the Silver Arrows dominated the 1955 Grand Prix season.
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Fangio won the 1955 world title easily as the Silver Arrows dominated the 1955 Grand Prix season.
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Nico Rosberg on the winner's dias
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Nico Rosberg on the winner's dias
Nico Rosberg on the winner's dias
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Nico Rosberg on the winner's dias
Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
Nico Rosberg finally gets the F1 winning feeling
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Nico Rosberg finally gets the F1 winning feeling
Michael Schumacher in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Michael Schumacher in the FW03 Silver Arrow
Michael Schumacher in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Michael Schumacher in the FW03 Silver Arrow
Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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Nico Rosberg in the FW03 Silver Arrow
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