At the 2016 F1 Japanese Grand Prix race competed in 53 laps, Nico Rosberg of Mercedes AMG, starting from the pole, made a good start and rushed into the first corner as a leader. Pulling away from those following him, he made the pit stops at the end of 12th lap and 29th lap without any mistakes and drove comfortably as the race leader. On the other hand, Lewis Hamilton, starting from the second, was delayed at the start and went down to the 8th position. On lap 35, he came up to the third position, got closer to Max Verstappen of Red Bull driving second, tried to overtake him at the chicane with 2 laps remaining, but could not stop went off the track. He could not overtake him. Eventually, Rosberg, who built 4.978-second lead, took the checkered flag as the leader and won the race at Suzuka for the first time. He got the 9th win of this season, the 23rd victory overall. Verstappen finished the second and earned the first podium finish at Suzuka. Hamilton followed and took the third place. This result made Mercedes AMG the 3rd consecutive constructor’s champion three years in a row. For the featured McLaren Honda, Fernando Alonso finished the 16th and Jenson button the 18th place.
This weekend was perfect! I could make a great start, and I could drive while controlling the gap to Max and the pace from the halfway. However, I still have a lot of races, so I will concentrate on winning the championship by firmly fighting races ahead of me.
Anyway, I just concentrated on driving my race. Condition of the machine was good, and the team's pit strategy was fantastic.
I had my wheels spin at the start and it made the start significantly delayed. I just raced thinking about making the recovery in the race.
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