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Rosberg clinches 2nd spot in the 2015 F1 season at Brazil GP

Snapshot: Nico Rosberg is now the runner-up behind Lweis Hamilton in the driver's standing for the 2015 F1 season.

Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian GP at the Sao Paolo race track and with this he is officially the runner-up in the drivers' standing of the 2015 Formula One season. After winning is fifth consecutive pole, Rosberg won his back-back race in the Brazil. And these are not the only stats that the 2015 Brazilian GP saw, but many other records were also created here.

Take for incidence, this is the fifth victory of Rosberg in the season and with this, he secured second position in the drivers' standing, second time in a row. He also became the seventh driver to score a consecutive win in Brazil, and first since Juan Pablo in 2005. He won his 13th race, standing just behind Stirling Moss at 16 GP wins, to have the most number of races without a championship title.

With these 13 wins, he now joins double world champion Alberto Ascari and David Coulthard. Nico Rosberg also becomes the second most experienced German driver in the F1 history, surpassing Nick Heidfeld with 184 race starts. He is behind the legendary Michael Schumacher now, who has started in 306 races.

Nico Rosberg also mentioned the recent Paris incident in his winning remarks, "Yeah, for sure, thank you very much. It was a great weekend for me here. Of course everything relative with what happened back in Paris. But still, very, very happy, it went perfectly. Lewis put on a good challenge but I was able to control it and never give him a chance, so I’m pleased with that."

Speaking about the race, Nico Rosberg outpaced his teammate and current world champion Lewis Hamilton and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, who came third. Vettel's teammate in Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen finished in fourth place ahead of Williams’ Valtteri Bottas. Both the Finnish drivers managed to avoid a collision with a narrow margin.

The sixth spot was grabbed by Nico Hulkenberg of Force India ahead of Daniil Kvyat of Red Bull, both of which battled throughout the race. Homeboy Felipe Massa finished eighth only to be disqualified later due to a tyre issue. This helped Romain Grosjean to finish eighth ahead of his team mate in Lotus, Pastor Maldonado, who finished tenth and Max Verstrappen who finished ninth, hence completing the top 10 of the Brazilian GP.

You can click here to check the results from the previous race!

Results

DRIVER

COUNTRY

TEAM

TIME

POINTS

NICO ROSBERG

GER

MERCEDES

1:31:09.090

25

LEWIS HAMILTON

GBR

MERCEDES

+7.756s

18

SEBASTIAN VETTEL

GER

FERRARI

+14.244s

15

KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN

FIN

FERRARI

+47.543s

12

VALTTERI BOTTAS

FIN

WILLIAMS

+1 lap

10

NICO HULKENBERG

GER

FORCE INDIA

+1 lap

8

DANIIL KVYAT

RUS

RED BULL RACING

+1 lap

6

FELIPE MASSA

BRA

WILLIAMS

+1 lap

0

ROMAIN GROSJEAN

FRA

LOTUS

+1 lap

4

MAX VERSTAPPEN

NED

TORO ROSSO

+1 lap

2

PASTOR MALDONADO

VEN

LOTUS

+1 lap

1

DANIEL RICCIARDO

AUS

RED BULL RACING

+1 lap

0

SERGIO PEREZ

MEX

FORCE INDIA

+1 lap

0

FELIPE NASR

BRA

SAUBER

+1 lap

0

JENSON BUTTON

GBR

MCLAREN

+1 lap

0

FERNANDO ALONSO

ESP

MCLAREN

+1 lap

0

MARCUS ERICSSON

SWE

SAUBER

+2 laps

0

WILL STEVENS

GBR

MARUSSIA

+4 laps

0

ALEXANDER ROSSI

USA

MARUSSIA

+4 laps

0

CARLOS SAINZ

ESP

TORO ROSSO

DNF

0

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