Nico brings or­der out of chaos

F1 Racing - - INSIDER -

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.

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