Nico Rosberg took control of the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings as he sealed his eighth win of the 2016 season just half a second clear of Red Bull’s Daniel Riccirado. Lewis Hamilton finished third and took a hit on his lead in Drivers’ standings.
Demonstrating a superb drive, Nico Rosberg was able to hold off a late charge from Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo by just 0.4s and win 2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. With team mate Lewis Hamilton finishing third, Rosberg now heads the Championship standings by eight points.
His eighth victory of the season makes him the first non-champion to win in Singapore and puts him on 273 points, to Hamilton’s 265. The reigning champion was 7.5s behind Ricciardo, but crucially 2.1s ahead of Raikkonen.
An excellent run saw Sebastian Vettel climb from P22 to fifth and deservedly secure the Driver of the Day vote from fans. Verstappen drove another typically feisty race, with plentiful overtaking, as he passed McLaren’s Fernando Alonso in the final third to take sixth place. Behind the Spaniard, Sergio Perez was eighth for Force India and the final points positions were taken by Kvyat and Renault’s Kevin Magnussen respectively.
2016 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – RACE RESULT
|2||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||61||2||1:47.187||+0.488||Finished||18|
|6||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||61||4||1:49.050||+1:11.197||Finished||8|
|8||11||Sergio Pérez||Force India||61||17||1:51.517||+1:51.062||Finished||4|
|9||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||61||7||1:50.944||+1:51.557||Finished||2|
|11||21||Esteban Gutiérrez||Haas F1 Team||60||13||1:51.075||+1 Lap||0|
|12||19||Felipe Massa||Williams||60||11||1:51.455||+1 Lap||0|
|13||12||Felipe Nasr||Sauber||60||16||1:51.683||+1 Lap||0|
|14||55||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||60||6||1:50.532||+1 Lap||0|
|15||30||Jolyon Palmer||Renault||60||18||1:51.777||+1 Lap||0|
|16||94||Pascal Wehrlein||Manor Marussia||60||19||1:52.021||+1 Lap||0|
|17||9||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber||60||14||1:50.963||+1 Lap||0|
|18||31||Esteban Ocon||Manor Marussia||59||21||1:51.748||+2 Laps||0|
|21||27||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||0||8||Collision||0|
|22||8||Romain Grosjean||Haas F1 Team||0||20||Brakes||0|