Nico Rosberg has extended his lead on the Drivers' Championship table to 33-points after claiming his maiden Japan Grand Prix victory.
The German was in scintillating form throughout the weekend in Suzuka, topping all the times in the practices and qualifying on pole yesterday.
In a day of celebration for Mercedes, Rosberg was especially delighted that the Silver Arrows were able to wrap up the Constructors’ Championship.
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"What an awesome weekend," said Rosberg, who pulled away from the pack at the start of the race.
"The whole weekend felt great from the word go. It has been very, very special especially on this legendary track, it is beautiful to win here.
"Congrats to everybody, all my collegues in the team for clinching a third Constructors' title.
"It is so absolutely deserved, an unbelievable effort all these years."
The Championship leader also added that he hopes Daniel Ricciardo never wins again as he doesn’t to partake in any Australian traditions on the podium.
"I'm going to make sure he never wins again as I don't want to drink any more out of his shoe," he quipped.
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