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Race results - Singapore Grand Prix 2016 - Rosberg defends from Ricciardo for race win

Rosberg defends from Ricciardo for race win
Credit: Daimler AG

The Singapore race was not without a safety car, as anticipated, but it appeared a lot earlier than we might have expected. Nico Hülkenberg collided with a Toro Rosso on the first lap, crashing into the pit wall before he had made it more than a few metres. That brought out the safety car and paused the racing action.

Nico Rosberg led the way from pole position, and took race victory, which moved him back into the lead of the championship. Daniel Ricciardo chased the Mercedes to the line, but was unable to catch him, whilst Lewis Hamilton had to settle for third place. In the other Red Bull, Max Verstappen was doing battle with Daniil Kvyat, eventually getting past the slower car but not making it look easy.

PositionDriverTeamTimeStops
BestDaniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:47.187Lap 49
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:55:48.9502
2Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing+0.4883
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+8.0383
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari+10.2193
5Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari+27.6942
6Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing+71.1973
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda+89.1982
8Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team+111.0622
9Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso+111.5572
10Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team+119.9522
11Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team+1 lap2
12Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing+1 lap3
13Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team+1 lap2
14Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap3
15Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team+1 lap2
16Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT+1 lap2
17Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team+1 lap3
18Esteban OconManor Racing MRT+2 laps3
DNFJenson ButtonMcLaren HondaLap 433
DNFValtteri BottasWilliams Martini RacingLap 354
DNFNico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 TeamLap 10
DNSRomain GrosjeanHaas F1 TeamLap 00