2016 Japanese Grand Prix – Sunday

  • Nico today took his 23rd Formula One career victory – his first at the Suzuka International Racing Course and ninth of the 2016 season so far

  • Lewis recovered from a slow start which dropped him to P8 on the first lap to clinch P3 at the flag – the 100th podium of his Formula One career

  • The Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows have now sealed a third consecutive Constructors' World Championship title with a 60th Formula One Grand Prix victory

  • MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS (593) lead Red Bull (385) by 208 points in the Constructors' Championship – an unassailable lead with four races remaining in the 2016 season

  • Nico (313) leads the Drivers' Championship by 33 points from Lewis (280) in P2, with the battle for the Drivers' title now solely between the two Silver Arrows drivers


Chassis No.



Fastest Lap

Nico Rosberg

F1 W07 Hybrid/05



1:36.049 (Lap 31)

Lewis Hamilton

F1 W07 Hybrid/04



1:35.152 (Lap 36)



Stop 1

Stop 2

No. 6


Hard (Lap 12)

Hard (Lap 29)

No. 44


Hard (Lap 13)

Hard (Lap 33)


Cool, dry, overcast


Air: 21.1 – 21.8°C

Track: 25.4 – 26.8°C

Nico Rosberg

What an awesome weekend! It felt great right from when the lights went green on Friday. I got a good rhythm in practice, had a strong Qualifying, a decent start and then from the lead I was able to control the pace in the race. I had to save my engine a bit as it was my last race in the cycle – but the gap was always safe. I came here to win in Japan and I managed to do so, which is really special. It's a fantastic feeling to win at this legendary race track. Massive congratulations to all of my colleagues here in Japan, back at Brackley and Brixworth, and the hundreds of thousands of Daimler employees out there for the third Constructors' World Championship. A huge thank you to every single person and to every partner who made this possible. They are really the best! They deserve it so much after the unbelievable effort over these past few years, so let's celebrate hard! I might do a little bit of celebrating myself but not too much. The season is not over yet with a few races still to go around the world, so I need to keep my energy up! Thank you so much to everyone out in the crowds this weekend too. The fans here always create a special atmosphere and they've put on such a great show. Arigato! Now we need to focus on the last four races. I look forward to going to America next. See you there!

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