Mercedes: A character-building afternoon for our team 13 October, 2013 A challenging race saw Nico Rosberg finish the Japanese Grand Prix in eighth position while Lewis Hamilton retired after seven laps. Lewis suffered a right-rear tyre puncture following contact with Sebastian Vettel on the run to turn one
The damage caused by the lap returning to the pits meant the team retired the car after seven laps
Nico made his first pit stop on lap 12 and was subsequently given a drive-through penalty for an unsafe release
He served this on lap 16, suffering a time loss of around 20 seconds in the process
Nico made two further stops on laps 24 and 39, running option/prime/option/prime, on his way...
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