We are half way through the 2016 F1 season. Unsurprisingly, the constructors and drivers championship have been dominated by the Silver Arrows. Yet there are battles all over the order. Heading into the summer break, here is a look at the winners, and not so fortunate teams and drivers from the 2016 F1 Season so far.
At the start of the season, it seemed Nico Rosberg finally had an edge over the World Champ. With six wins from seven races starting from Monaco, the pendulum has swung in his favour. He cut a 43 point lead to his teammate, to a 19 point lead. More importantly, he has now improved his starts, and once he is controlling the race, there’s no stopping him.
One of his strongest traits is his tyre management and race strategies. At Monaco, he took a gamble of staying on the wet tyres longer than anyone else and then pitted for slicks. The last 3 races, he has shown his utter dominance and seems his biggest threat might be coming from the Red Bulls (given the way Nico has fared over the last few races). The Championship is now his to lose, but it’s hard to see Lewis putting a foot wrong. A 4th World Championship seems to be beckoning.