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Rosberg defeats champion Hamilton in Mexican GP

Snapshot: Nico Rosberg won crucial 25 points, that brings him back to the second spot ahead of Vettel with 21 clear points difference.

Although too late for Nico Rosberg, the German won the 2015 Mexican GP, defeating his team mate, and already crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton in a superb race. The return of F1 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez saw Valtteri Bottas clinch the third spot driving his Williams, as both the Ferraris faced DNF, their first since 2006.

Nico Rosberg started from pole, his fourth in a row and cashed on the start from ahead to win crucial 25 points, that brings him back to the second spot ahead of Vettel with 21 clear points difference. Daniil Kvyat finished fourth ahead of his team mate Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull car. Felipe Massa, driving the second Williams finished sixth.

Force India's Sergio Perez, who was racing at his home track finished eighth behind his team mate Nico Hulkenberg. Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen and Lotus' Romain Grosjean finished ninth and tenth respectively to complete the top ten. With only two races remaining in the season, the fight is for the second and third spot!

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Race Result

DRIVER

COUNTRY

TEAM

TIME

POINTS

NICO ROSBERG

GER

MERCEDES

1:42:35.038

25

LEWIS HAMILTON

GBR

MERCEDES

+1.954s

18

VALTTERI BOTTAS

FIN

WILLIAMS

+14.592s

15

DANIIL KVYAT

RUS

RED BULL RACING

+16.572s

12

DANIEL RICCIARDO

AUS

RED BULL RACING

+19.682s

10

FELIPE MASSA

BRA

WILLIAMS

+21.493s

8

NICO HULKENBERG

GER

FORCE INDIA

+25.860s

6

SERGIO PEREZ

MEX

FORCE INDIA

+34.343s

4

MAX VERSTAPPEN

NED

TORO ROSSO

+35.229s

2

ROMAIN GROSJEAN

FRA

LOTUS

+37.934s

1

PASTOR MALDONADO

VEN

LOTUS

+38.538s

0

MARCUS ERICSSON

SWE

SAUBER

+40.180s

0

CARLOS SAINZ

ESP

TORO ROSSO

+48.772s

0

JENSON BUTTON

GBR

MCLAREN

+49.214s

0

ALEXANDER ROSSI

USA

MARUSSIA

+2 laps

0

WILL STEVENS

GBR

MARUSSIA

+2 laps

0

FELIPE NASR

BRA

SAUBER

DNF

0

SEBASTIAN VETTEL

GER

FERRARI

DNF

0

KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN

FIN

FERRARI

DNF

0

FERNANDO ALONSO

ESP

MCLAREN

DNF

0

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