Japanese GP | Controlled victory for Rosberg as Hamilton recovers to third

Nico Rosberg wins the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix.

Overnight rain left half of the Japanese Grand Prix grid wet, leaving Hamilton to ponder how to get the best start from second. Unfortunately, his best efforts were not good enough and he fell down the order. And while he recovered, his team-mate soared off into the distance to win the race in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Japanese GP | Rosberg tops qualifying for third straight Suzuka pole

Rosberg completes Japanese Grand Prix clean sweep in qualifying.

Fastest in practice and qualifying, Rosberg remains on top in Suzuka to claim third straight Japanese Grand Prix pole. Narrowly edging Hamilton for the top spot, as McLaren faltered at Honda’s home and Ferrari bettered the ‘Bulls.

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Japanese GP | Rosberg edges Hamilton to set the pace in FP2

Nico Rosberg goes quickest in FP2 at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Narrow margins split the Silver Arrows, as Rosberg comes out fighting in FP2. Retaining the deficit from the opening session, leaving Hamilton to cross the line marginally down to his team-mate at the Japanese GP.

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8 things we learnt from the Malaysian Grand Prix

Recap the Malaysian Grand Prix with eight talking points from Sepang.

Red Bull roared to success when Hamilton’s victory went up in flames. And with it, potentially his title hopes too as Rosberg resurged to third after a first corner collision with Vettel sent Nico spinning.
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Comfortable Japanese Grand Prix victory for Lewis Hamilton

Japanese Grand Prix success for Lewis Hamilton.

After taking the lead into the first corner of the first lap, Hamilton stormed from the field to take a comfortable Japanese Grand Prix victory. But while he lapped all but the point scorers, those lapped cars ensured the action continued until the chequered flag at a race where Alonso’s frustrations of Honda boiled over.

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Japanese Grand Prix pole for Rosberg after late Kvyat crash brought out the red flags

Pole for the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix secured by Nico Rosberg.

High speed straights and high speed corners linked together over 5.807 kilometres of track, and the man who linked those kilometres together the best in qualifying was Nico Rosberg, as he captured pole for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix. Kvyat left it late to head out onto the track in Q3, but a huge crash on the approach to the hairpin ended his session.

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Japanese GP: Action packed FP3 topped by Nico Rosberg

Final free practice at the Japanese Grand Prix topped by Nico Rosberg.

After yesterday’s rain cleared from Suzuka, the track bathed in sunshine and clouds as the Formula One paddock racked up the laps to catch up on their missed running. One man who was continuously on it was Daniel Ricciardo, but the pace setter at the flag was Nico Rosberg as the teams looked ahead to qualifying and Mercedes put themselves back on top.
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