Japanese Grand Prix produced another predictable result with Nico Rosberg racing to his maiden at the Suzuka circuit. This was his 9th grand prix win of the season which takes his lead at top of the championship to 33 points with only 4 races to go. Hamilton struggled at the start of the race and could only get a third place finish. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second on the podium.
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Race Start & First few laps:
Japan Grand Prix 2016 Results: So another quality race where Mercedes clinched the constructors championship while Nico Rosberg has taken commanding position at top of the drivers championship. Lewis Hamilton has been woeful at the start of the races for most part this season and today was no different as a slow start left him in 8th position. However he did turn things around towards the end finishing third.
The 17th grand prix of 2016 Formula 1 season takes place in Suzuka in Japan this weekend starting with Friday practice sessions. Its a massive weekend as far as the Formula 1 title race is concerned with Nico Rosberg now going into the Japanese grand prix with a 23 points advantage over teammate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton. However Mercedes can clinch the constructor championship this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton has been very vocal after the Malaysia grand prix where engine failure denied him a certain win and that might very well prove costly in the long run for his title ambitions. However he can take heart from the fact that he outsmarted and outplayed Nico Rosberg in the 2015 grand prix in Japan on his way to winning the title and in the remaining 5 grand prixs he must avoid slow starts and another engine failure will pretty much end his chances of third straight title.
So after the Malaysia grand prix Nico Rosberg has taken a major step towards his maiden world title but its far from done even with his 23 points lead with only five races to go. Red Bull had gotten the better of Ferrari in the later part of the season and both of their drivers are extremely confident at the moment.
It will be the 27th F1 grand prix at the Suzuka circuit and 31st overall in Japan where McLaren has been the most dominant team winning 10 grand prixs just ahead of Ferrari’s 9. Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to win his fourth Japanese grand prix and third successive having won back to back in 2014 and 2015. While Nico Rosberg started on pole position in both of the last two Japenese grand prix but still looking for his first win.
Japanese F1 Grand Prix 2015 Results: The race results of Japan grand prix will be placed below after the sunday’s race while if you missed the live action you can always tune in here for extended replay footage of the entire race right here.