September 18, 2016 – Mercedes’s Nico Rosberg took back the championship lead from his team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 8 points after a dominant weekend in Singapore in which he claimed pole position and led throughout the race.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo took 2nd place after a superb and consistent drive to finish just 0.4 seconds off the lead. Hamilton had to settle for 3rd place after a great battle with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

Four times world champion, Sebastien Vettel fought from the back to finish among the top 5 after delivering great pace throughout the race while the young star, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen recovered from a slow start to finish in P6.

McLaren’s Fernando Alonso benefited from the incidents at the start to deliver a great race as well and score some valuable points finishing 7th. Perez, Kvyat and Magnussen completed the top 10.

Frenchman Romain Grosjean wasn’t able to start the race from the pit lane due to mechanical problems in his Haas. Unlucky Hulkenberg had to be sandwiched between two Toro Rossos at the start, eventually leading him to spin and crash into the wall.

McLaren’s Jenson Button and Williams’ Valtteri Bottas also had to retire from the race due to mechanical problems.

1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1h55m48.950s
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 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/Renault 1m11.197s
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m29.198s
8 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m49.146s
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m49.867s
10 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1m51.843s
11 Esteban Gutierrez Haas/Ferrari 1 Lap
12 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1 Lap
13 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1 Lap
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1 Lap
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1 Lap
16 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 1 Lap
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1 Lap
18 Esteban Ocon Manor/Mercedes 2 Laps
Jenson Button McLaren/Honda Retirement
Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes Retirement
Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari Not started
Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes Collision

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