Nico Rosberg took his first victory at Suzuka comfortably from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and team mate Lewis Hamilton as the latter encountered a horrible start which dropped him down to 8th position before the first lap itself.

Rosberg’s win extends his championship lead to 33 points which ensures him of a championship even if Lewis Hamilton goes on to winning each of the four remaining races and he finishing second in them.

The Mercedes team also sealed the Constructors Championship with four rounds remaining.

Hamilton charged from 8th position to finish third following a close battle with Verstappen who remained calm and composed to ensure the 2nd place for him. His team mate, Daniel Ricciardo finished down in 6th.


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