Rosberg wins in Bahrain as Hamilton's poor start costs him

Sebastian Vettel did not even make it to the start line

Rosberg wins in Bahrain as Hamilton's poor start costs him

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany leads during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit, in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Nico Rosberg won the Bahrain Grand Prix to make it two victories from two in the 2016 Formula 1 world championship.

His Merceds team-mate Lewis Hamilton recovered from being involved in a crash at the first corner of the race to finish in a podium position behind Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

He ended third, despite his Mercedes colliding with the Williams of Valtteri Bottas at the start of a race he had started from pole.

For the second race running, Rosberg took full advantge of Hamilton's start line misfortune to take maximum points.

McLaren's Jenson Button failed to finish, while Ferrar's Sebastian Vettel did not make the start line after an engine failure just before the race.

Top 10

1 Rosberg

2 Raikkonen

3 Hamilton

4 Ricciardo

5 Grosjean

6 Verstappen

7 Kvyat

8 Massa

9 Bottas

10 Vandoorne