Ricciardo Gives Mercedes Run for Money on Tight Singapore Track

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Nico Rosberg won the Singapore Grand Prix for his third win in a row, the 22nd of his career and his first in Singapore.

He led from the pole to the flag in his Mercedes Racing Team powered F1 ride, passing his teammate Lewis Hamilton in the overall Formula One standings.

The course used for the race was a tight one, negating somewhat the horsepower advantage that has kept Mercedes at the front of the standings all season, so it was only a mild surprise that Daniel Ricciardo of Team Red Bull was able to finish second and threaten Rosberg.

Lewis Hamilton did manage to finish third, but Rosberg passed him by eight points in the overall rankings.

After those three, it was the Ferrari driven by Kimi Raikkonen crossing the one for fourth, followed by Sebastian Vettel, who wove his way through the field after starting last on the grid.

Teenage rookie sensation Max Verstappen of Red Bull took sixth.

The last lap was a tense one, with Ricciardo filling Rosberg’s mirrors around the curves, with Rosberg getting a little breathing room on the straights to post a narrow margin victory of 0.4 seconds.

The race was a short one for Nico Huelkenberg. He drove about 50 metres before being sandwiched and spun by two Toro Rosso cars.