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Nico Rosberg wins F1 Grand Prix of Monaco

MONACO — Nico Rosberg won the Grand Prix of Monaco from the pole on Sunday to take the Formula One championship lead from teammate Lewis Hamilton, who was second to give Mercedes a fifth straight 1-2 finish.

Hamilton appeared unhappy before, during and after the race, the latest aspect of a touchy team situation. Rosberg, who defended his Monaco title, leads Hamilton 122-118.

"It's a special win, definitely, because Lewis has had the momentum with results and I managed to do that somewhat this weekend," said Rosberg, who struggled to manage his fuel at times. "Fuel was very critical and caught me off guard a bit."

The relationship between the childhood carting rivals seems to be deteriorating rapidly. They did not appear to shake hands after the race, and Hamilton looked visibly tense in the postrace news conference next to Rosberg.

"I felt I was very strong," said Hamilton, "I drove with my all heart and did everything I could do — fairly. I feel I drove fairly all weekend."

That comment sounded like a swipe at Rosberg's controversial driving in qualifying, when his spin ended Hamilton's chance at the pole.

Rosberg finished 9.2 seconds ahead of Hamilton, who edged Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull. Four-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel's frustrating season with Red Bull continued as he was out early with a power unit failure.

Women hit 100 with Force: Courtney Force earned the 100th victory by a woman in NHRA history at the Kansas Nationals in Topeka. Force, the daughter of 16-time Funny Car champion John Force, outran Cruz Pedregon in the Funny Car final. Force is one of 14 female winners in NHRA major classes, starting with Shirley Muldowney in Top Fuel in 1976. "She's the one who really paved the way," Force said of Muldowney. "It all started with her." Spencer Massey won in Top Fuel, and Allen Johnson in Pro Stock.

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