Mercedes is already champion builders 2016 after the victory of Nico Rosberg in the circuit of Suzuka. The German pilot got his ninth of the season without a rival, as Lewis Hamilton returned to pifiar the output, despite the fact that finished third at the end behind a Max Verstappen that he could not lay claim to the race to the championship leader.
The Spanish Alonso and Sainz were 16th and 17th, after a run gray and no options to achieve the points for them.
Hamilton fails again
The bad output (and go…) Lewis Hamilton sent him into eighth on the first lap, while Sergio Perez brought out the best from his Force India to move from the fifth to the third position. There was this time a plucked miraculous Fernando Alonso, which remained in the 15th place in the exit and got stuck behind Felipe Massa in the first few turns, with fight included in the 130r.
Nico Rosberg settled the victory from the first turn. The German did catch a huge action, without pressure from anybody and with a perfect strategy. He, unlike his predecessors, he did not have to think too much about what time to put the hard tyres, and ran perfectly to a Max Verstappen that ended up suffering in front of Hamilton at the end of the race.
The british pilot he has got an unexpected ally: Ferrari. The team’s Italian, despite enjoying a high rate failed to raise the strategy of Sebastian Vettel, who lost the third position in the race to take too much on pit to put the soft tyres with which he finished the race. The German paid his frustration with the bent, of those that complained bitterly on several occasions during the test. Also Verstappen was particularly whiny about the blue flags.
Hamilton tried until the penultimate lap, but ran out of options when, in the Casio triangle (the last variant of the circuit) it was long when trying to pass the young man of Red Bull.
Sainz and Alonso, fratricidal struggle
Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso they were together for almost the entire race. The Toro Rosso and the McLaren were barely able to smell the points, because in a race with no retirements and dry suffered a lot to gain positions. Especially tense was the fight that kept them in the 130r, when Alonso forced his friend to get off track by defending the position.
in The end, however, not ended up satisfied: the spaniard was 16th and the madrid, 17th, in a test of gray for the interests of the spaniards.
at The end of one of the races least moved the year-end of 22 riders-, Nico Rosberg won the ninth victory of the year, Max Verstappen, a new podium that allows you to overtake Vettel in the overall (tied on points but with more wins), Lewis Hamilton his podium finish number 100 and Mercedes the title of builders.
Now Rosberg as depends upon himself to be a champion: if you become second in the four remaining races, although Hamilton the win, he will win the title.
times Table Race Grand Prix Japón
|2||Max Verstappen||33||Network Bull||+4.978||53|
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Network Bull||+33.941||53|
|7||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||+57.495||53|
|8||Nico Hulkenberg||27||Force India||+59.177||53|
|11||Romain Grosjean||8||Haas F1 Team||+99.254||53|
|13||Daniil Kvyat||26||Toro Rosso||+1L||52|
|17||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||+1L||52|
|20||Esteban Gutiérrez||21||Haas F1 Team||+1L||52|
|21||Esteban Ocon||31||Manor F1||+1L||52|
|22||Pascal Wehrlein||94||Manor F1||+1L||52|