Nico brings order out of chaos
On a weekend strewn with drama, both on and off track, Rosberg sailed serenely through to victory
This was a wild one. Throughout the Belgian Grand Prix weekend there was drama in every direction, from the debate over Jenson Button’s future to the saga of the 60-place grid penalty attached to Lewis Hamilton’s engine and gearbox changes – and that was even before the lights went out. Add in the effect of high temperatures and pressures on tyre strategies, and the weekend at Spa was memorable.
Through it all came Nico Rosberg, easily taking his sixth win of 2016. To his surprise he was joined on the podium by his team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, who had started on the back row.
Eight weeks before this race, the teams chose their tyre compounds for the Belgian GP. But they could never have predicted the weather that greeted them when they arrived at Spa after the summer break. It was hot; very hot.