How Rosberg put Hamilton on the ropes
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How Rosberg put Hamilton on the ropes

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Lewis Hamilton didn't get much wrong on track during the Japanese Grand Prix weekend, but Nico Rosberg made sure he struck a potentially decisive blow in the championship fight with a flawless display at Suzuka

For much of this Formula 1 season the focus has been on Lewis Hamilton, the reliability problems his Mercedes has suffered, and his valiant efforts to fight back from the early deficit in the title battle those problems gave him.

Hamilton was slowly but surely getting the job done, so that attention was warranted. This F1 season was shaping up to be a real comeback story for the reigning world champion; a journey of redemption against difficult odds.

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