After a difficult day on Saturday in which he qualified a disappointing sixth on the grid, Lewis Hamilton’s luck turned on Sunday as he fought his way up to second before inheriting the lead from team mate Nico Rosberg when the German hit gearbox difficulties on the 47th lap.
“I couldn’t be happier guys,” Hamilton told his crew on his slow-down lap. “Sorry about yesterday!”
The Briton’s determined performance regenerated his world championship challenge as he closes to within four points of Rosberg at the top of the standings, as once again the Mercedes were in a class of their own. This was, however, by no means a dull Grand Prix – in fact it was action-packed from the word go.
|3||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing-Renault|
|5||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing-Renault|
|8||27||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India-Mercedes|
|11||11||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes|