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autoviva2016-09-19 12:38:43

Rosberg helds off Ricciardo to win in Singapore

The German driver recovered the championship lead by winning his 200th F1 race

 
 
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The German won his 200th F1 race by just 0.4 seconds

It was an exciting race right to the final lap as Nico Rosberg survived a spectacular recovery by Daniel Ricciardo in the last laps to take the win at the Singapore Grand Prix. The German won his 200th F1 race by just 0.4 seconds and recovered the lead of Drivers' standings on the World Championship.

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team-mate Lewis Hamilton was third which means that the two drivers have eight points splitting them with just six races remaining to the end of the season.
 
Despite being warned for brake management Nico Rosberg was always controlling the race in the front. After the safety car, who came out because of Hulkenberg's crash on the start, the German managed to establish a comfortable lead over Ricciardo and Hamilton.
 
Behind the leader the Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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and Mercedes drivers were fighting one another until the second stint. While the Aussie driver stayed on super-softs, Hamilton went on softs and started to feel some pace problems. Behind him FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present230 models
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's Kimi Raikkonen was on super-softs and pressured the Brit. The Finn eventually got past Hamilton to enter the podium spots.
 
After the second visit to pits Mercedes decided to switch to “plan B” and Hamilton started to push behind Raikkonen. He then made a surprise third stop to ulta-softs with just 16 laps to go. Ferrari caught by surprise asked Raikkonen to force the pace before he was asked to come in. However with a strong lap Hamilton managed to just get ahead of the Ferrari driver.
 
At the front Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo came in for another stint on super-softs, while Mercedes went for a two-strategy with Rosberg going to the end on softs. At that point The German had a 24 second lead, but in just seven laps it got cut to 5 seconds. However Ricciardo didn't get close enough to attempt a DRS overtake, but some traffic and Rosberg being allowed to push a little more troubled his final recovery.
 
Sebastian Vettel made a brilliant race. Starting from 19th place he made a great recovery with a long first stint with soft tires. He eventually finished fifth. With a late overtake Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished sixth ahead of McLarenMcLarenMcLarenUnited Kingdom, 1963 > present91 models
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's Fernando Alonso.
 
Sergio Perez brought his Force IndiaForce IndiaForce IndiaIndia, 2007 > present8 models
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home in eighth place bringing the team once again ahead of WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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, but just by one point. Daniil Kvyat finished ninth ahead of Kevin Magnusse who grabbed yet another point for RenaultRenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present187 models
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this season.
 
Check the Driver's and Consctructor's World Championship standings here.
 
 
Results Singapore Grand Prix 2016
POS DRIVER TEAM TIME
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1h55m48.950s
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 0.488s
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 8.038s
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 10.219s
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 27.694s
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1m11.197s
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1m29.198s
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1m51.062s
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1m51.557s
10 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1m59.952s
11 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1 Lap
12 Felipe Massa Williams 1 Lap
13 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1 Lap
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1 Lap
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1 Lap
16 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1 Lap
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1 Lap
18 Esteban Ocon Manor 2 Laps
- Jenson Button McLaren Collision
- Valtteri Bottas Williams Collision
- Romain Grosjean Haas Not started
- Nico Hulkenberg Force India Collision

 

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