GPI 2016 Japanese Grand Prix - Page 70

RACE REPORT N ico Rosberg took a comfortable Japanese Grand Prix victory to extend his championship lead over arch-rival Lewis Hamilton, after the defending champion’s race was compromised by a poor start that left him eighth at the end of the first lap. The Briton recovered to finish third behind Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen but Rosberg now leads his Mercedes team-mate by 33 points with four races to go. Rosberg’s win and Hamilton’s third-place finish means that Mercedes now