Nico Rosberg Wins Brazilian Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg sealed his place as runner-up in this year's Formula One world championship on Sunday when he won the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes teammate and newly-crowned three-time champion Lewis Hamilton.
Before the start of the race, all the racers paraded atop a truck with a French flag decorated with a black ribbon in homage to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone and drivers paid tribute to November 13 Paris Attacks victims ahead of the race.
All the drivers held a minute of silence for the victims of the November 13 Paris attacks before the start of the race at Interlagos.
Nico Rosberg took pole and he consolidated his advantage over Lewis Hamilton and he never allowed the race to slip away. It was one-way traffic after the start.
Rosberg and Hamilton tried to gain the advantage but Rosberg proved to be too strong for the world champion. Later, Hamilton remarked that because he was unable to pass, he asked the team to give him a chance to change strategy but it was refused. Hamilton was left unhappy over the "boring" way the race panned out.
Sebastien Vettel tried to match the two Mercedes but he failed to do so as the two leading cars dominated the whole circuit.
It was the 30-year-old German's second consecutive triumph following his Mexico win after his unforced error at the United States Grand Prix gifted Hamilton victory and his third title in Texas last month.
Nico Rosberg sealed his place as runner-up in this year's Formula One world championship on Sunday when he won the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes teammate and newly-crowned three-time champion Lewis Hamilton. (All AFP photos)
Starting from his fifth consecutive pole position, Rosberg made a flawless start and controlled the race from the front, relinquishing the lead only when he pitted three times, while Hamilton chased and challenged in vain.
Nico Hulkenberg finished sixth in his Force India, while teammate Sergio Perez was 13th.