Nico Rosberg wins Singaporean Grand Prix and takes lead in drivers standings  

German formula one driver Nico Rosberg won the Singaporean Formula one race on Sunday, which gave him the lead in the formula one championship, overtaking his team mate Lewis Hamilton in the points table. Nico Rosberg won the Singaporean Grand Prix for the first time, and notably, it has been only the world champions who have won the race at the Marina Bay circuit. 

Second position was taken by Daniel Ricciardo, finishing 0.488 seconds after Rosberg, which in itself was interesting, as Ricciardo moved up to second position only in the final 14 laps as traffic prevented Rosberg from pitting for new tyres which slowed him down, and Riccardo put in quicker times after his pitstop.

Hamilton finished third at the marina Bay street circuit, which has brought him eight points below Rosberg in the drivers championship standings.

The best drive of the race though, had to be that of Sebastian vettel, who gave an electrifying performance at the floodlit circuit, as he started last because of a suspension failure during qualifying and yet finished fifth.

The Singaporean Grand Prix was the 15th race of the 2016 F1 season, a season which has seen Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg vying for the drivers championship.

With 273 points, Nico Rosberg currently stands first in the drivers championship, closely followed by Lewis Hamilton, with 265 points and third place is taken by Daniel Riccardo with, 179 points.

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