Continuation of epic battle between the pilots of the team Mercedes, who took on the eve of the first row of the grid at the Singapore Grand Prix in 2014 was not followed – and began to blame the problem on the machine Nico incurred before the start.
Nico was unable to move on lap, but in the end still went into battle with the pit lane last. However, the speed of his car turned out to be significantly limited, so that Rosberg was difficult to fight even with outsiders.
At the first pit stop the German rider replaced wheel in the hope of remedying the situation, but it failed to include even the first gear in the end – the gathering. But to keep the lead after starting from pole position Lewis Hamilton won the race with confidence, having escaped in the first place in the standings – now shares the Rosberg them with just three points.
At the start Fernando Alonso made a breakthrough ahead of both riders Red Bull. However, the Spaniard cut the first corner, so was forced to skip ahead of Vettel, who, in turn, was able to beat Riccardo.
Later Fernando was able to re-take the second place at the expense of early pit stop, but finished on the podium Alonso did not succeed. His rivals from Red Bull put on the second pit stop tires Soft, and the pilot of Ferrari from the start using only the Super Soft.
When in the middle distance on the track the safety car because of the debris from the car Force India, Alonso went into the pits for the mandatory set of tougher tires. And Vettel and Riccardo did not go into the pits, and having held on to their sets of tires to the finish line on the 2 and 3 positions, respectively.
Felipe Massa finished fifth, while his team-mate Walter Bottas Williams missed his sixth place at literally the last lap distance.
Moreover, Walter damaged the car and in general has dropped out of the spectacle of dozens of seeing the checkered flag only eleventh. Bad luck also Jenson Button, who came seventh – his McLaren broke down just six laps before the end of the race.
And one of the heroes of the Singapore Grand Prix in 2014 was Jean-Eric Vergne in the Toro Rosso, has made an incredible leap in the final 9 to 6 th place.
Moreover, Jean-Eric had imposed a 5-second penalty for leaving the track, but his gap at the finish from the nearest pursuer turned out to be more than five penalty seconds, so that the faithful kept the position and won a considerable number of points.
Sergio Perez finished seventh in the Force India, his team mate Nico (9th place) also made it into the top ten. Between them is placed Kimi Raikkonen (8th place), and a point for the finish line in the 10th position took Kevin Magnussen.
The next race will be held in two weeks – it will be the Grand Prix of Japan.