Nico Rosberg started the 2016 Japanese GP from pole position and made sure none of his competitors showed him a wheel throughout the race. Lewis Hamilton on the flip side experienced the worst of starts, which seen him fall back into eighth position.
Rosberg was determined to extend his Championship lead from Hamilton. The German driver never faltered and got to the chequered flag in complete comfort. Nico Rosberg currently has secured 313 points, with Hamilton trailing at 280 points, thus facing a deficit of 33 points.
Scuderia Ferrari was clearly the second best machine around the Japanese circuit. Unfortunately, team strategy caused neither Kimi Raikkonen nor, Sebastian Vettel from getting on the podium. Eventually, Vettel finished in fourth place and Raikkonen crossed the line for fifth.
Red Bull Racing witnessed mixed results at 2016 Japanese GP. Max Verstappen was involved in a closing stage battle with Hamilton for second, with the Dutch driver winning this battle. Daniel Ricciardo, on the other hand, lacked pace and drove a lonely race for sixth place.
Force India's Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg improved their team standing. Perez and Hulkenberg made sure they finished in front of Williams drivers. This was one of the rare races where all 22 drivers that started the race crossed the finish line.